Biden’s incoherence on Ukraine is creating the most dangerous situation since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
Just last week the war in Ukraine looked like it was nearing a conclusion. Reports suggested that Russian leaders were looking to change their objectives from conquering the entire country to merely asserting independence of portions inhabited by Russian-speaking people.
Ukraine was looking for a settlement as well.
Then along came Joe Biden.
Instead of looking to end the conflict, Biden escalated pushing for regime change in Russia.
At minimum Biden handed Putin a propaganda victory allowing him to claim that any anti-regime activities are the result of plots by Washington or London.
At worst, Biden set the stage for World War III.
Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed as White House staff quickly walked back Biden’s reckless remarks.
This underscores the dangers that arise from a President that lacks judgment, self-control and possibly full control of his faculties.
This is not the first time that Biden’s lack of leadership has put the world in danger.
Biden’s policies toward the Ukraine have been incoherent from the start.
Biden began with appeasement telling Putin that “minor incursions” into Ukraine were acceptable.
Next came the defeatism. Biden fomented panic by telling the Ukrainians that Kyiv would fall “within 72 hours” of a Russian attack. It didn’t.
Continuing to push defeatism, Biden the offered to extract President Zelensky from Kyiv. Zelensky’s response “I need ammo, not a ride” will no doubt go down in military history along with that of General Anthony “Nuts” McAuliffe’s response to the Germans at the siege of Bastogne.
Now Biden has become the ultimate war hawk claiming that the United States would be ready to respond by using chemical weapons, suggesting that U.S. troops would soon be in Ukraine, and telling the world that the United States was seeking regime change in Russia.
In each case the White House had to walk back Biden’s remarks.
During World War II there was a poster that read “loose lips sink ships”.
Loose lips in a conflict between two nuclear-armed superpowers is far worse.
In the 2020, the corporate media, big tech, and the Democratic party told the American people that the adults were going to be in charge.
It’s looking more like the Keystone Cops.