Is Sen. Duckworth Taking ‘Hard Look’ at Pushing WWIII With F-16 Letter?

My IL Senator Tammy Duckworth signed on to a bi-partisan letter to President Biden promoting possible US F-16’s to fight in our proxy war against Russia destroying Ukraine.

"After speaking with US, Ukrainian, and foreign leaders working to support Ukraine at the Munich Security Conference last month, we believe the US needs to take a hard look at providing F-16 aircraft to Ukraine."

Duckworth joined 4 other Democrats and 3 Republicans in welcoming a frightening escalation in the war that could possibly lead to all out nuclear confrontation with Russia.

President Biden, who early on warned the US proxy war could go nuclear with direct US involvement, tepidly pushed back saying "No F-16 fighters to Ukraine ‘for now’." But he has welcomed 2 Ukrainian pilots to America to "assess" their ability to command those high tech warplanes.

Sen. Duckworth is one of the most virulent supporters of perpetual war and US exceptionalism worldwide in Congress. She parlayed her service in our monstrous, criminal war in Iraq 20 years ago to ascend the peak of US political power, barely losing out in the 2020 VP race to Kamala Harris. She clearly has presidential ambitions.

Every Illinoisan, indeed ever American, should take a "hard look" at supporting a senator who has a diabolical affinity for endless war. Please write Senator Duckworth and plead with her to take her name off that insane, nuclear war endangering letter that could push the war in Ukraine past the point of no return.

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