As Russia claims it has taken over the Ukrainian city of Kherson, he has sent me photos from his 2016 posting there.
The one on the right is of a tribute to the fathers and sons the oblast lost in 2014.
The memorial below, their helmets and dog-tags.
Almost inexpressibly moving.
Yesterday, Joe Biden fluffed a key line in his State of the Union address, saying “Putin may circle Kyiv with tanks, but he will never gain the hearts and souls of the Iranian people, ” as Vice President Kamala Harris mouthed “Ukrainian” and shuffled uncomfortably in her seat behind him. Rod M would be a better leader of the free world in 2022. This is a statement of fact not a rhetorical trope.