Originally Posted by Cochise
Getting into bed with Putin probably means ceding control to him whenever he wishes to exert it. The economic aid would come with all those sorts of strings. He's in the empire business.
So are some of our politicians and their pundits. If you recall, there was a Krauthammer article boasting that we're an empire now.
This is about competing empires. Reminds me of WWI.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950