There you go again
We have one political party that so badly wants to get behind Vladimir Putin, who wants nothing but to end America’s standing in the International stage and we have another political party that has no clue how to win a war.
Former Vice President Mike Pence said exactly what needs to be done in Ukraine. Of-course, he is one among the very few in the Republican party who understands the gravity of the situation and refused the MAGA pull. He said:
“If we allow Vladimir Putin to grab Ukraine, we’re going to end up in a global conflict…We ought to be giving them the resources to defeat the Russian military…It’s peace through strength, and it’s American strength in the free world that’ll set those conditions.”
It’s the part about providing resources where the Democratic party and the Biden administration continue to falter. Delayed justice isn’t justice at all, and delayed resources can be equally detrimental. President Biden started off on the right foot by supporting Ukraine from day one of the war. However, it took him an inordinate amount of time, perhaps three to six months, to deliver the essential resources Ukraine needed.
“Delays and fragmented aid are exactly what allowed Russia to regroup prior to the Ukrainian counteroffensive. The West must not wait on the results of the current phase of the Ukrainian counteroffensive, and, instead, help Ukraine maintain its momentum to prevent Russia from rebuilding its military strength and prolonging the war,” warned ISW’s Nataliya Bugayova.
Every time Ukraine gained momentum, a lack of resources pulled them back. In October-November of the previous year, Ukraine made significant advances into Kherson and Kharkiv Oblasts, liberating thousands of square kilometers. However, they couldn’t sustain their momentum due to a shortage of heavy weapons required to push back the Russian army. They had to halt their advance. It was during this time that Russian defensive fortifications were scarce in the occupied territory.