Letter: U.S., Russia have invasion history in common

Published March 28, 2014 1:01 am

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As the president goes to the G7 Summit and proclaims that the whole world holds Russia in contempt for its aggressive action in Crimea and proceeds with sanctions to condemn this action, we as Americans should pause, and reflect on our own actions, just a few years ago.

Invading a sovereign nation all in the name of fighting terror, we proclaimed that Iraq was the greatest threat to national security since World War II.

Yet we never saw Russia or China, or pretty much any other nation, proclaim the condemnation of our action or ask that other nations put sanctions on the United States for its illegal action.

Although their actions were illegal, according to international law, we, as a nation, have no principle to stand on when it comes to said action.

Charles Glaser

West Valley City