I'm ex-military, served in the US Navy from 1968 to 1977. I spent three years jumping out of aircraft in conflict zones as part of an advance team of naval gunfire spotters. I was lucky. I never got shot at.
Unlike so many cowards in Congress, I've actually put my life on the line for this country. Most of the time we were doing things that needed to be done, in my opinion. Trying to keep dictators and Nazis at bay.
Today, I'm sickened by the bands of Republican apologists for Putin, most of whom are Trump cult members. Scumbags like Ted Budd and Madison Cawthorn. I can't imagine a more disgusting crew of traitors, people who gleefully cheer the destruction of democracy and the rise of evil.
So let me say this: If you're willing to support or stand silent about Putin's European aggression, you are my sworn enemy and I will do anything I can to keep your stupidity from influencing our nation's course of action.
And if you're out there finding fault with the measured actions President Biden is taking this week, just stop. Give the man the benefit of your doubt for a few days. Don't make yourself part of the problem.
This is a time when civilized people must come together in defense of decency and democracy. Don't make me come down there.