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March 11, 2014

A look at what others are saying

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Joining Graham’s criticism of Obama was the president’s rival in the 2008 election, Sen. John McCain, of Arizona, who said that “nobody believes in America’s strength anymore.”

McCain and Graham have been a partisan political pair for some time now, and it seems their common bond is a deep reservoir of contempt for this president. If the American people have grown tired of their act, the senators have only themselves to blame.

Americans need to understand this: As offensive and abrasive as Putin may be (and few would argue he’s not deserving of our contempt), there is no plausible reason for our country to mount a military response to Russia’s behavior in Ukraine and especially its virtual invasion of Crimea.

— The Times Argus of Barre-Montpelier, Vt.

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