Mar 30Liked by Elise Labott

I’m baffled by the obvious reluctance of State to designate her appropriately. Is there any possible reason for that? Of course not. But why then?

I watched the recorded piece on CBS Sunday Morning today on Alsu, coincidentally. It’s so frustrating. It’s like Putin has all us Americans hostage. I guess that’s the point.

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I suspect it’s because they don’t want to designate too many people at once to avoid diluting the importance of the designation. But she certainly qualifies.

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Your writing is very insightful and educational. It opens my eyes to different perspectives on situations.

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