How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas masks here because of a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing. –Neville Chamberlain Sept. 27, 1938
Reportedly, Henry Kissinger suggests Ukraine should trade territory for peace. My reaction:
- Why should we care what Kissinger thinks?
- Our European allies wouldn’t like that idea, which would set a dangerous precedent.
- Would Russia be interested in such a deal?
- How would peace be guaranteed? No deal is good if you don’t know what you get from it.
- How much territory?
- What are the alternatives?
Certainly peace is highly desirable and might well come at a high cost, but I don’t see that Kissinger’s suggestion promotes it.