President Biden Shuts Down Vladimir Putin’s Escape Route
For a very long time, I have been eagerly awaiting a clear explanation of what constitutes a Ukrainian victory. However, I’ve never received one until yesterday.
On February 20, 2023, during his first visit to Kyiv since Russia’s invasion, President Biden declared that the United States would stand with Ukraine “for as long as it takes.”
But this assurance isn’t an absolute guarantee, is it? If Donald Trump were to become President of the United States, there is a high likelihood that he would support Russia, undermine NATO, and taunt Ukrainian President Zelensky with derogatory remarks.
So, Biden’s promise to Ukraine that the United States will stand by them for as long as necessary remains uncertain. It will materialize if Biden is reelected, but it most likely won’t if Trump is elected.
Looking across the pond, there is no significant difference.
French President Emmanuel Macron has requested security guarantees for Russia, though it’s unclear what that entails. Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s German administration has increased support for Ukraine significantly, but they haven’t defined what a Ukrainian victory would look like. The British have played a commendable role in guiding the allies toward the right decisions, such as urging them to supply tanks, long-range missiles, and F16s. However, they too have remained silent on the ongoing debate over whether Ukraine should trade land for peace.
A clear definition of a Ukrainian victory was conspicuously absent until yesterday. All of this changed after President Biden stepped forward to announce his decision.
“If we allow Ukraine to be partitioned, can the independence of any nation be secure? I respectfully suggest that the answer is no.”
Yes, it’s a decision — a significant one. President Biden isn’t going to address a global gathering like the UN General Assembly, declare it unacceptable to divide Ukraine to appease Putin, and then allow some European leader to engage in appeasement geopolitics with…