U.S. Partisans Blame Political Opponents For Crisis In Ukraine06:27

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Republicans and Democrats are at odds over who in the U.S. is to blame for the crisis in Ukraine.

While many on the right maintain that Russia’s invasion is the result of President Obama’s weak foreign policy, others on the left argue that former President George W. Bush set a precedent for the attack by invading Iraq.

Additionally, many across party lines accuse the intelligence community for failing to anticipate that Russia would send troops to the Crimean Peninsula.

NPR’s Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss American politics regarding Ukraine.


This segment aired on March 6, 2014.