. “We must attempt an honorable peace, but the Ukrainians have the right to defend themselves,” Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday. A "honorable peace'' is impossible with a narcissistic and kleptocratic thug like Vladimir Putin. The Ukrainians should have been armed by the West many months ago, as Putin, who is basically a Fascist dictator, stole Crimea on route to more conquests. And yet many in the West fearfully hang on to their illusions.