Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has gotten in trouble with his boss, President Joe Biden, for revealing the Biden administration’s goal in regards to Russia after they invaded Ukraine.
Austin must have forgot he wasn’t allowed to disclose publicly that one of America’s objectives in Ukraine is to “weaken Russia.” The official line was supposed to be only that we were helping Ukraine—not that we wanted to hurt Putin or Russia. Fortunately for us, Austin isn’t a very smart man or else we, John Q. Public, would never have known what Biden was attempting to do by continually sending billions of dollars in weapons and money to Ukraine.
President Joe Biden attempted to walk back his Defense Secretary’s comments and assure the world that America is not out to weaken Russia, but only to support the Ukrainian people. Not sure if Russia will buy the explanation (because we sure aren’t), but the White House had to do something to recover after Austin’s words.
The truth is slowing getting out that the war in Ukraine is not expected to end soon. Instead, it could become the next Afghanistan, with the U.S. spending billions (or trillions) of dollars over a decade or more in a foreign nation with no clear goal and no clear win.
Worse, if Democrats stay in power, there could be a future time when the U.S. pulls out and leaves behind a power vacuum like in Afghanistan where the Taliban have now risen to power and reverted human rights in ways harmful to women, children and anyone against its radical views.
The people of Ukraine definitely need help against Russia, but the U.S. seems to have more on the agenda than it wants to admit.