Used to say that it is better and easier to stop a problem, illness, crisis, wildfire, war, etc., from happening than to stop or correct it after it has started. And this is where we are at with the Ukraine/Russia Invasion. We are playing catchup because Biden callously ignored the imminent problem allowing it to occur. Those who claim Trump would have had the same result as Biden are wishful thinking and fooling themselves.
Peace through strength is not a myth; it’s true. Our adversaries under Trump respected us. They didn’t dare try something as evil as what Putin is doing to Ukraine. Now that we are here though, the U.S. has to do something. We look like cowardly bystanders akin to a neighbor watching a next door neighbor get robbed and killed by an intruder and not doing anything to stop it. It is shameful and hard to watch on tv. What is Biden waiting for: the whole country of Ukraine to be demolished and onto the next country? Putin has clearly gone mad and needs to be stopped.
Of course, we don’t want to initiate a world war, but sitting back and watching is not who we are. There has to be a smart alternative to world war. But we have buffoons running our country. A bunch of academia types more suited to university professor than Secretary of State or Defense caring more about wokesters than gangsters or the elusive white supremacist. Oh, how we have failed our country.
This invasion would never have occurred if we had deployed just an ounce of prevention. But notice, no one has a suggestion on how to cure it. We just report on it while it is happening right before our eyes. Biden approved money to be sent. Big whoop! His answer to every problem is throw money at it. He threw money at covid rather than using common sense.
Money won’t help Ukraine while they are being bombed. They either need troops from somewhere sent into help them or lots of weaponry. They also need a FEMA like emergency care for those displaced and injured. Red Cross can’t do it all. Biden almost seems pleased that there is a new villain to blame other than Trump. Now it’s Putin, Putin, Putin, to blame for everything that Biden does wrong until the midterms. And the gullibles will believe him.
We left Afghanistan in a cowardly way with our tail between our legs which did not go unnoticed by Putin. I don’t see a smart end to this war while Biden is in office and Harris is even worse. Time to impeach these two clowns. That’s the only cure for this second foreign affairs debacle in one year’s time. That would send a clear message to Putin that we have new sheriffs in town. Right now our only message we are sending is of weakness.