Dear Senator

A New Yorker writes to her Senator:

As your constituent, I’d like to urge you to initiate an adequate response to the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. The Budapest Memorandum of 1994, which guaranteed the territorial integrity of Ukraine, was signed by the United States, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Russian Federation. The world now sees that Russia’s signature means nothing as Russia has violated the territorial integrity of the sovereign state of Ukraine. As an US citizen, I’d like to make sure that the signature of MY country does mean something.

This was sent to Kirsten Gillibrand, because — well, would you ask Chuck Schumer to do anything?

Meanwhile, if I’m in Kiev, I’m thinking “We gave up our nukes for this?”


  1. fillyjonk »

    4 March 2014 · 9:25 am

    You know, until a few days ago, I would NEVER have guessed the decade we might be doomed to repeat was the 1850s.

    Half a league, half a league, half a league onward….

  2. Dan T. »

    4 March 2014 · 6:13 pm

    The New York Times just ran a correction of one of its stories from the 1850s:

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