In the last few days as the Russian battle groups and battleships deployed, the most oft-asked question has been: why should we care? We should care because we're Americans.
What Putin, the former KBG colonel, has just executed is the invasion of an independent nation; not, as the administration has so limp-wristedly relabeled it, an "uncontested arrival" of forces.
I'm an immigrant to this great nation. My family escaped Hungary during the anti-Communist revolution in 1956, a fight for freedom and independence that, like so many others, was crushed by Russian tanks. Those tanks may well have been driven by the fathers and grandfathers of the balaclava-wearing troops that have just invaded the Ukraine.