Where’s the Other Side of Russo-Ukraine War Discussion?

We in the peace community have no issue with the Chicago Tribune publishing letters supporting Ukraine victory over Russia in their nearly 2 year war.

But publishing two letters Friday, both of which call for robust US support to defeat Russia, paints a false narrative that public opinion is 100% behind endless weaponizing of Ukraine to achieve victory. Polls consistently show that a majority of Americans support negotiations instead of endless weapons to end this horrific war.

Elliot Weisenberg claims history will judge the US harshly if we don’t win against Russia in Ukraine. But history is already judging the US harshly for its 15 yearlong support of Ukraine NATO membership. That, according to NATO General-Secretary Jens Stoltenberg that made the Russian invasion, tho illegal, “virtually inevitable.”

Dean Armentrout ponders whether the US can do “the right thing after having exhausted every other alternative.” What does Mr. Armentrout consider the “right thing” after $113 billion in military aid has left Ukraine a failed state with no chance of victory? Sending in the Marines? Bombing Russia?

The Tribune should consider editorializing for a negotiated settlement, the only way this war can end without becoming either a regional or nuclear war. If not, the least it can do is provide reasoned opinion from the peace community promoting a negotiated outcome.

Walt Zlotow became involved in antiwar activities upon entering University of Chicago in 1963. He is current president of the West Suburban Peace Coalition based in the Chicago western suburbs. He blogs daily on antiwar and other issues at www.heartlandprogressive.blogspot.com.

13 thoughts on “Where’s the Other Side of Russo-Ukraine War Discussion?”

  1. Biden is not in charge. No more so than Reagan was. Rather than cue cards, Biden needs a teleprompter at the right distance from his squinted eyes. I have question: does Biden need a bib when he dines???

          1. You are correct. I had a fight with my sister when I told her I was voting for Stein or West. She said that will get us Trump. I said there is not much difference. One will, destroy America with racism and violence. The other will do the same with oil production and waging warn with China and Iran. Either way we lose.

      1. Both of these big babies need a diaper change, before the nation runs out of Pampers.

    1. President Joe Sleepy,drooling senile crooked politician has his hands on the Nuclear codes. We got lucky with Trump. We won’t get lucky again.

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