Are We Really ‘At War’ With Russia?
Did you authorize this?
If there’s a bigger story than the 82-year-old senior House Democrat, now in his 20th term in Congress, today announcing that the US is at war with Russia, I’d like to know what it is? https://t.co/OJi8elHcao
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 13, 2022
This is infuriating! We are at war with Russia, are we? Do you want to be at war with Russia, which has nuclear weapons? Do you want to risk nuclear annihilation over Ukraine? Most of the Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill do. What is wrong with us?!
Forty billion dollars our elected representatives approved sending to the Ukrainians this week. Forty. Billion. Dollars. Not just the Democrats, but the Republicans too. Meanwhile, people are having trouble buying groceries here at home, thanks to inflation.
But we are involving ourselves more and more in somebody else’s war.
Almost nobody in Washington speaks for the Americans who want to stay out of the war in Ukraine and seek a negotiated end to it. https://t.co/GzJ4DTtwiT
— Michael Brendan Dougherty (@michaelbd) May 11, 2022
Well, Sen. Rand Paul does:
My oath of office is to the U.S. Constitution, not to any foreign nation. Congress is trying yet again to ram through a spending bill – one that I doubt anyone has actually read – and there’s no oversight included into how the money is being spent.
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 13, 2022
Who benefits from this? Aside from US defense contractors, I mean.
I see today that Finland and Sweden are now applying to join NATO. I don’t blame them. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was a colossal geopolitical mistake. That said, our leaders ought to be doing their best to bring this war to an end before it goes nuclear. They’re not, though, at least not American leaders not named Rand Paul.
You watch: decades from now, when historians write about the decline and fall of the American Empire this is going to figure prominently.