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Re “What Putin Wants” [March 17]: “President Obama preaches win-win … The Russian leader lives by a much older principle: I win, you lose.” That is a gross distortion. It is the U.S. that lives by the principle: the other side has to lose, especially if Russia or China is involved. The Russians have had enough of aggressive American policy and simply don’t trust the U.S. Besides, after trying to invade Cuba (Bay of Pigs) and successfully invading Grenada, Panama and Iraq, the U.S. government has no moral basis to criticize Russia for reclaiming its former territory Crimea.
Guenter W. and Sylvia H.