They can’t get Build Back Better for America passed but House and Senate Dems are greenlighting Kill Back Better of a cool half a billion in weaponry for Ukraine to stop an imagined Russian invasion. OK, maybe Russia will invade, but certainly won’t if America will simply negotiate Russia’s valid security concerns of endless encroachment by NATO up to the Russian border, including the placement of offensive missiles.
The Dems security proposal tops the war obsessed GOP’s Ukraine giveaway by $50,000,000. Even Illinois’ normally decent Senator Dick Durbin co-sponsors this utter waste of our precious treasure. U.S. military aid to Ukraine since we inspired and supported the 2014 coup that ousted the democratically elected Russian leaning Ukraine president tops $5,000,000,000.
Once again Dems are goaded into trying to appear more militaristic than the GOP for fear of being demonized as weak appeasers. But no party can top the Republican Party for warmongering when spokespersons such as Mississippi Senator Roger floated the possibility of a ground deployment and nuclear strike against Russia should the US engage in a conflict over Ukraine.
Dems are petrified of GOP blowback to their ending our senseless, murderous 20 year Afghan war. They now believe they must bang the war drums against Russia instead of using sensible diplomacy that has a simple solution.
You know America is a declining nation when the only thing the two parties agree on is who can best promote more perpetual war.
Walt Zlotow became involved in antiwar activities upon entering University of Chicago in 1963. He is current president of the West Suburban Peace Coalition based in the Chicago western suburbs. He blogs daily on antiwar and other issues at www.heartlandprogressive.blogspot.com.