The focus on events in the Crimea reminds me to point out that the Crimean War in 1854 should have been the war to end all wars, as I wrote about back in 2004. Anyone who hears the word “Crimea” should immediately think to themselves, “not again.” But of course, as Santayana said, “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
I wonder how many conservatives who support the United States “doing something” in Crimea can even tell anyone who fought in the Crimean War–if they even know that that war was fought in the first place.
The United States government stayed out of the first war in Crimea (the American people would never have considered it in the first place). Let’s hope and pray that it stays out of the second.12:29 pm on March 26, 2014