Biden’s Sanctions Will Backfire
What fundamental U.S. interest is being served by Biden’s intervention in Ukraine, and at what cost?
APRIL 4, 2022| by PETER VAN BUREN at THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE:
Does anyone know what Joe Biden is doing in Ukraine? Americans must feel like a high school substitute teacher. We turn our backs for five minutes and Joe Biden has restarted the Cold War. No grave address to the nation, no white papers, just “Democracy on the line.” Didn’t we used to vote on this kind of thing?
Engagement is somehow taken as a given. But what is the end point for Joe? What does victory look like? In Ukraine, no one knows. By starting this intervention by promising not to send NATO into combat, Biden sent a clear signal to Putin that, if he is willing to make the effort and use his overwhelming military advantage, he will…
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