I know there has been colossal blowback about the amount of money this President has asked for military aid for Ukraine. We need the money for our own problems. I understand that. Really, I do.
On the other hand, Ukraine is a sovereign nation invaded by a much larger and better equipped Russia. It is by no means a fair fight and the world should be helping Ukraine with the weaponry they need.
It's tough. I know that but what happens if Russia succeeds in destroying Ukraine? Who will be next? Even more important, at least to me, doesn't the world have a moral obligation to do the best they can without putting their own military into Ukrainian territory? Like supply the arms Ukraine asked for?
Biden has pussy footed around this issue since the invasion. Then it seemed like he finally got some guts and now he has reneged. Heaven forbid the Ukrainians should have weapons capable of getting into Russian territory. Isn't the point making it possible for them to defeat the aggressors?
I don't know. This is just an old lady trying to sort it out. It seems to me though, that this reversal by Biden is just one more nail in the coffin of American trustworthiness. We don't have their back. We won't give them what we promised.
Putin is weakened by illness. It has been reported he has about three years to live. Will this encourage him to double down? Probably. Wouldn't it be prudent to help the country now engaged in battle with him to win? To beat him back? To make it abundantly clear this is unacceptable behavior?
One last thought. Should we need some help at some point, who would be there? Your guess is as good as mine.