What a Year of War Has Revealed of Three Leaders

David Ignatius: “War reveals the important traits of human character that form occasions. Who may have imagined that a Ukrainian comedian actor named Volodymyr Zelensky would show to be the primary really heroic chief of the twenty first century. Who would have guess that Putin, the canny and cynical ex-KGB officer, would grossly misinterpret each intelligence and historical past and ransom his nation to what amounted to a fairy story concerning the “oneness” of Russia and Ukraine.”

“Maybe most stunning of all, who would have guess that an 80-year-old U.S. president, a man who was garrulous, sentimental and generally appeared senescent, would prove to probably the most undervalued American chief in fashionable occasions. President Biden’s courageous go to Monday to Kyiv was a defining second in his presidency. Even conservative commentators who make a residing trashing him needed to be stirred by the sight of him standing in St. Michael’s Sq. whereas air raid sirens wailed.”

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