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I think that is is a remarkably short sighted attitude. A resurgent Russia, having newly seized the richest resource region of Europe and added 40 + million to its population would pose a threat to our national interests that we haven’t seen since the Cold War. More importantly, that sort of power allied to our even greater threat China would be particularly problematic.Ukraine isn’t a priority. I’m still flabbergasted that we’ve sent so much money to a dinky little corrupt former combloc nation that’s not even a member of NATO.
I would recommend another bit of history to study. In 1938 Europe and by extension the US, decided to appease another dictator’s territorial demands. He was only stopped seven years later at a staggering cost in blood and treasure. Our contributions to Ukraine’s defense are a pittance in comparison.
Secondly, we have a European people fighting for the simple right to exist. I am not sure how one measures the moral value of supporting that effort, but we failed Czechoslovakia twice and Hungary in the last century In that regard.
Lastly, aid to Ukraine is minuscule compared to the money we are wasting on the woke and green agendas under this administration. At least this investment is truly in our national interests.
“not even a member of NATO” - well yes, that is indeed true. Were Ukraine a NATO member, Russia would never have attacked, and had they, we would have been at war.
Ukraine wants badly to join the EU and eventually NATO. To date, they seem determined to root out the culture of corruption left them by Russian domination. I hope they succeed. But that is secondary to our clear national interest to stop Russian ambitions now.