In a desperate attempt to keep his failing proxy war in Ukraine afloat, President Joe Biden took to the stage at the UN General Assembly. With support for this quagmire dwindling among the American people, Biden hoped that world leaders and even Republicans in Congress would rally behind his cause. It’s no surprise that he received applause when he argued for standing with Ukraine against Russian invaders. After all, Biden always knows how to play to the crowd.
But let’s not forget that it was Biden’s own administration that allowed support for Ukraine to erode. Back in February, Americans started questioning the endless flow of aid to a country that has been locked in a stalemate with Russia. By August, a majority of Americans were opposed to sending any more aid to Ukraine. It seems that the American people are tired of being entangled in conflicts that don’t directly benefit our nation.
And now, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has joined the chorus of fearmongering, warning that Russian aggression will not stop at Ukraine’s borders. While Zelensky tries to paint a picture of impending doom, it’s clear that Putin is not crazy enough to risk a nuclear war with NATO. This is all classic fearmongering tactics meant to garner support and sympathy from the international community.
Meanwhile, Zelensky is making his way to Washington to secure more aid for his country. But not all Republicans are jumping on board. Speaker Kevin McCarthy and others are rightfully questioning the need for a blank check once again. And Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida didn’t hold back when he criticized President Biden’s lack of leadership. He pointed out that if we had a real commander-in-chief instead of someone who takes regular naps, the situation in Ukraine might be different.
It’s clear that Biden’s pitch at the UN was nothing more than an attempt to save face and maintain a failing policy. The American people are wise to this game, and they’re tired of footing the bill for endless wars and conflicts that do nothing to protect our national interests. It’s time for a leader who puts America first, not someone who panders to the international community while neglecting their own people.