If anyone still doubts that Russia is a clear and present--and growing--danger, this should change their minds.
Anyone reasonable would have believed it when they invaded Georgia. Or sold arms to Syria. Or began building a nuclear reactor in Iran. Or became chummy with our enemy to the south, Venezuela, and offered to help them acquire nuclear power. Or began harassing our airspace in Alaska.
Really, there are any number of provocations that should have convinced people that Russia is maneuvering us into a corner. Unfortunately we've been too monofocused on either Iraq, or on our own economic problems.
We cannot afford that monofocus anymore.
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