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Will’s Take: ‘We Are in a Position of Extraordinary Weakness’

Ultimately, there is very little we could have done to change the situation in Ukraine, George Will said. “We have to avoid . . . narcissistic policy disorder — that is the belief that everything in the world happens because of something we did or didn’t do or said or didn’t say.”

Regardless of what happened in Syria, the Ukrainian people still would have protested and overthrown their president, and Putin still would have gotten involved, Will said. And while we can still put pressures on Russia, “we are not in a position of strength,” he added.

“We are in a position of extraordinary weakness,” Will said, “and I’m not sure it’s Obama’s fault.”

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