Just checking the news outlets for updates on this situation and what I'm seeing is that while Congress and President Obama are pushing for economic sanctions against Russia, Europe is urging the U.S. to slow down and let them set the pace. Why? Because U.S. policy on a European problem will most likely negatively impact our European allies as much or more so than it will Russia.
Why can't we just slow the **** down, let another 3rd party country take the lead on this. Say Germany? Why must it be us, especially when we appear to be out of step with those most affected? I get the feeling that what Germany and the rest of the EU really want to say to us is "hey...America...chill the **** out, please."