On Tuesday, we did a segment about the nation of Ukraine. Now, Ukraine may be a perfectly nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t think it would get a lot of attention from a superpower like this one. Ukraine is a pretty small country, really. It’s in Eastern Europe. It’s 5,000 miles from Washington. It’s got a population about the size of the state of California. So hugely significant? Not really. And yet we never seem to stop talking about Ukraine.
As the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden himself spent an enormous amount of his time meddling in the internal affairs of Ukraine and because of his influence in that country, his son Hunter got a job at a Ukrainian company and got rich from that. Then Donald Trump was impeached for speaking on the phone to an official from, yes, Ukraine.
And now, as of tonight, we’re moving closer to a war over Ukraine. In the coming days, Russia may violate Ukraine’s eastern border, and this, we are told, cannot stand. In Washington, the territorial integrity of the United States means precisely nothing. Walls are racist. We’re a nation of immigrants. But the territorial integrity of Ukraine? That is something we must fight for.
A remarkably broad spectrum of political figures appeared on all three cable networks to explain that if Russians crossed the Ukrainian border in an undocumented caravan, we have a moral obligation to use force immediately.
ADAM SCHIFF, CBS: We will move more NATO’s assets closer to Russia, not further away if they once again bring war to Ukraine.
ALEXANDER VINDMAN, MSNCB: It’s just not going to be that simple. I think we should be doing a lot more and we, we shouldn’t be just considering a diplomatic track.
REP. DAN CRENSHAW, FOX NEWS: There needs to be clear consequences for what they do because we’ve failed to deter and now you’re inviting conflict. It’s a, it’s a very bad situation and we’ve left ourselves without many options as a result.
REP. MICHAEL MCCAUL, CNN: I don’t think we’re providing the deterrence necessary to stop Putin from invading Ukraine, the breadbasket of Russia.
JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC: And it’s time for the Biden White House to start speaking more clearly and more aggressively and telling us how they’re going to stop this invasion from happening.