Last night, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke to both Houses of Congress, both parties, and all of us. He spoke eloquently and passionately, describing the suffering of his people and their total commitment to defeating Russia and reclaiming all Ukrainian lands stolen by Putin.
What Zelenskyy knows – and I mean KNOWS – is the more Putin bombs Ukrainians, the stronger those Ukrainians become, and the more committed they are to seeing this through to Putin’s bitter end.
Net – Putin’s attack on civilian targets will strengthen Ukrainian resolve, not weaken it.
I had long thought that the horrific bombing campaigns of World War II helped bring the war to a close by battering Germans and Japanese into submission. [full disclosure – my father was a machine gunner, bombardier, and armorer in the 8th Air Force in England during the second World War.]
Boy was I wrong.