We call for an end to brinkmanship and a return to the hard but necessary work of diplomacy before it is too late. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who along with President Reagan worked to end the first Cold War, urged the two sides to “return to the main priorities, such as nuclear disarmament, fighting terrorism and prevention of global environmental disasters.” Said Gorbachev, “We need to renew dialogue.” We agree, and we urge Presidents Obama and Putin to do so at once.
As I said earlier today, forget the debate. I ditto the above, with extreme enthusiasm. Seems like we have gotten to the brink without a sliver of warning on the part of the general news media. Serious journalism only survives in a few tiny islands. This campaign drove the majority mad.