Every time this Admin has been asked what the goal of our war with Russia is, using Ukrainians as our proxy (i.e. how will we know when victory is achieved?), they’ve dodged the question by declaring the president of Ukraine will make that decision & the U.S. will follow his leadership.
So, the most important foreign policy position our country has faced in the last 60 years is not being made by US Congress or an American president, but by the leader of a foreign country.
• “At the end of the day, what this looks like, what end state looks like will be defined by the Ukrainians and not by us. And so we’ll leave that up to President Zelenskyy and his leadership to talk about how this transitions.” —Lloyd Austin (Secretary of Defense), May 23, 2022
• “The end state is defined by the political leadership, and in this case, President Zelenskyy is going to define the end state inside the boundaries of Ukraine.” —General Milley (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), May 23, 2022
• “President Zelensky is the democratically elected president of a sovereign nation, and only he can decide what victory is going to look like and how he wants to achieve it.” —John F. Kirby (Pentagon press secretary), April 29, 2022
If handing over American sovereignty to the leader of another country isn’t treason, what is?