February 21, 2022

Above, Edwin Starr performs War. Happy Presidents Day, Crooks and Liars. We begin our week contemplating how no President wants to be a war President —with the obvious exception of former Prznint Cheney, er, Dubya to prove us wrong, but still! Our bloggers today give us some perspective.

Stinque gives us a the brief of how Russia got to this point. It should sound familiar.

Annie Asks You hopes that we Americans will stand with President Biden.

Tell Me A Story wants to see the view of everyday Ukrainians, not just those of our own plutocrats.

Cassandra's Grandson (AKA, Homeless on the High Desert) issues a warning. Never underestimate this blogger. Ever.

Bonus Track: The BBC presents the winners of The International Garden Photographer of the Year. What a beautiful world we have, and it would be a shame to lose it.

Round-up by Tengrain who blogs at Mock, Paper, Scissors. You can follow Tengrain on the Twitters, too. Send tips, requests, and suggestions to mbru@crooksandliars.com (with For MBRU in the subject line).

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