Re “The Risk of War” by John Amato, Letters, March 27:
It should be obvious that power does what power wants, e.g., Putin annexing the Crimea. As are most people, I am against any nation interfering in the internal affairs of other nations — but for the U.S. to accuse Putin of doing what the U.S. has done on many more occasions, e.g., Iraq, Vietnam, Grenada, etc., is the height of hypocrisy. There is an old saying, “When going to court to sue others for wrongdoings, one should go in with clean hands.” This statement should be self-explanatory. Leaving aside the political rhetoric, the United States and Russia going to war over the instance such as this is ridiculous on its face.