Between his attacks on the US oil industry and his boosting of Russian oil, his projecting of weakness and incompetence on the international stage, his evacuation of our Ukrainian Embassy, and his blunder of virtually okaying a “minor incursion” into Ukraine, I thought there couldn’t possibly any more ways in which President Biden could set the stage for an invasion of Ukraine by Russia. But we shouldn't forget Barack Obama’s admonition to “never underestimate Joe’s ability to (bleep) things up.”
How about having your spokesperson announce to the adversary you’re trying to intimidate that “there is no intention or interest or desire by the President to send troops to Ukraine.”
Pretty bad bluffing. I’m not a betting man, but if I played poker for money, I would definitely want to play it with Joe Biden.
Apparently, the White House plans to scare Putin into line by launching a Twitter hashtag campaign called “#StandWithUkraine.” If Biden stands with Ukraine, why would he be doing so much to set it up to fall? It's understandable, though, since at this point, Putin would probably be more afraid of a Twitter mob than of Biden.
Also, it turns out we don’t even have a US ambassador in Ukraine to represent us or give us on-the-scene reports because even after more than a year in office, Biden has yet to get around to nominating one.
All things considered, I’m not at all surprised that Vladimir Putin has now progressed from ignoring the US to openly threatening us to stay out of his way.
When asked if Biden had any plans to nominate a Ukraine ambassador, press secretary Jen Psaki had no answer. I’m surprised she didn’t repeat her previous advice that this would be a very good time for everyone to drink a lot of margaritas.