* “We will speak softly and carry a large javelin.”–President Joe Biden, invoking and updating Teddy Roosevelt.
* “You cannot build Europe as a power without America, because you lose half of Europeans if you try. The unity of the West is the key to the unity of Europe.”–French political scientist Dominique Moisi.
* “Russia’s war of aggression has generated one of the most severe food and energy crises in recent history, which now threatens those most vulnerable across the globe.”–From a statement from the Group of 7, the leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies.
* Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will be a no-show next month at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles if all Latin American nations are not invited. The U.S. has not invited the democratically-problematic countries of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.