Like Estonia and Latvia? If the Ukraine gets integrated in the EU, if, then it's probably a good idea to add it to NATO. BTW, I'm all for slicing off the Crimea or rather letting the Russians do that.
Ukraine to NATO would be the worst possible thing we could ever do. That is how run up to ww3 could start. Not getting into a war with Russia should be the most important thing on the President's plate. Way more important than climate change or terrorism
If your policy is to not take any action that might possibly lead to war with Russia, you have given Russia a free pass to do anything they want. Drawing red lines doesn't work unless you are willing to enforce them. I guess we can try the Monty Python approach and tell Putin ".. go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!" I'm sure that will get his attention.
I don't have a problem with drawing a line - in general...
The question is where to draw it.
i think that the problem is that if you are drawing that line between Crimea and Russia, you are drawing it much to close to Russia
they have controlled Crimea for too long, and they will not see it go to the west. Full Stop!
their resolve on keeping Crimea is great, and their willingness to spill blood for something they see as very important, but most americans, and even most europeans see as not all that important is too great.
Honestly, I think probably all of Ukraine is also too close for us to resist.
The heated rhetoric by Obama, Kerry, Clinton, McCain etc. should stop.
we are either going to look like idiots when we fold.., or are going to find ourselves drawn into something we will definitely regret.
lines need to be drawn in sensible locations.
you can't draw the line so close to your foe, that they are practically tripping over it.., unless you want a war.