It’s a very uncomfortable thing to admit that you share an opinion with the utterly loathsome Sen. Lindsay Graham, but his calling for a Russian Brutus to assassinate President Vladimir Putin is a good one.

It would be the quickest way to end the slaughter in Ukraine. Seriously.

I’m no longer suggesting that Putin should be iced by Ethan Hunt and the Mission: Impossible team or that Willem Dafoe‘s “Clark” (from Clear and Present Danger) should send a smart missile to destroy his dacha — that was an ill-considered scenario as it would be traced back to the U.S, and perhaps ignite a huge worldwide conflict.

But a Russian who’s willing to sacrifice himself (or herself) in order to blow Putin to bits — that really would be a service to humanity, as Graham stated Thursday night.

“The only people who can fix this are the Russian people,” Graham wrote. “Easy to say, hard to do. Unless you want to live in darkness for the rest of your life, be isolated from the rest of the world in abject poverty, and live in darkness you need to step up to the plate.”