There are people in both parties who think a war with Russia would be just a helluva good time. From David Stockman at davidstockmanscontracorner.com:
When it comes to foreign policy, the relentless stupidity of the bipartisan duopoly knows no bounds. That proposition was reinforced in spades yesterday when Sleepy Joe gave the GOP a screaming invitation to denounce Washington’s wasteful meddling in the affairs of a remote nation which have nothing whatsoever to do with the peace and security of the American homeland.
But, instead, the GOP morons were out in force, caterwauling about presidential “weakness” during Sleepy Joe’s pointless bracing of Putin per the Deep State talking points he was handed by Jake Sullivan. The sawdust-for-brains GOP Senator from Mississippi, Roger Wicker, actually urged sending American troops to Ukraine, equipped with tactical nuclear weapons!
All afternoon and evening this pathetic chorus of GOP breast-beating filled the cable airways, even as the kneejerk commentators at Fox News thundered on about the “weakness” card over and over again.
Well, except for the the intrepid Tucker Carlson, who actually tore these GOP lamebrains (and implicitly his own Fox colleagues) a new one. In fact, Tucker’s rant against what he properly described as the ignorant blathering of “children” is worth quoting a length:
“Just this afternoon,” said Carlson, “Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi – not a genius, famously, but still, a sitting Republican senator – went on Fox News to say we may need to send American troops to Ukraine, and possibly – because this isn’t insane or anything – think about the use of nuclear weapons. Got that in our back pocket. Nuclear weapons. Roger Wicker, sitting U.S. Senator. No one in Washington laughed at Roger Wicker. This is so crazy, that no one seems aware of how crazy it is.”
“Here’s a sad piece of tape,” he said, referring to a recent appearance of Ernst on Fox News. “This is Joni Ernst, who’s totally affable, nice Republican, sort of reasonable on most things from the Midwest suddenly sounding like a bloodthirsty warmonger, sounding a lot like, actually, [Rep.] Adam Schiff [D-CA] when she talks about that dastardly Vladimir Putin.
“What you just saw there is a child who has no idea what she’s talking about, but keeps talking anyway,” he said. “‘We will defend Ukraine,’ says Joni Ernst. This is a senator from Iowa? So what happens if we don’t defend Ukraine, Joni Ernst? Will kids in Des Moines grow up to speak Russian? No one asked her that question. She’s never thought about it for a moment.”
He concluded, “It turns out that foreign lobbying campaigns work pretty well. And that’s why the Ukrainians paid for one in Washington.”
He got that right. But, still, the question recurs: Are these people so abysmally ignorant of history, geography, economics and the wherewithal of a true national security threat that they think the map below is worth WWW III?