Our leaders have given us many reasons for not wanting to give more direct help to the victims of Putin’s genocidal policies. We are told to fear a larger war, which means favoring the current smaller war that can offer also unacceptable results at the very least. Sen. Graham came up with a foolish suggestion that Putin be assassinated. I have no respect for this Trumpist apologist but at least he is doing more than shedding crocodile tears. He recognizes if he does not always follow the Roman saying, “Fortune favors the brave.” Our leaders are obviously not among the brave, nor are most of our friends and allies in Europe.

Norman Ravitch *62
Savannah, Ga.