The weakness of the Biden administration has led to a horrific war between Russia and Ukraine. Putin should be condemned and called out by everybody for this. We also need to look at why Putin chose to move now.
An Op-Ed in the Federalist explores this and explains why this wouldn’t have happened under 45th President Donald Trump.
Russia invaded Georgia under Bush, took Crimea under Obama, invaded Ukraine under Biden… Perhaps the most compelling argument that Putin wouldn't have invaded Ukraine if Trump were president is that Putin didn't invade Ukraine while Trump was president. https://t.co/zbmnC3eFCR
— Cliff Sims (@Cliff_Sims) March 4, 2022
So how did Trump succeed in containing Putin while the Russian autocrat has run wild with others in the White House? Why was he so successful at spreading peace elsewhere? We believe the long answer begins with these ten ways that Donald Trump projected American strength and kept the bad guys in check:
- Rebuilt the American Military
- Crusaded for American Energy Dominance
- Set the Tone by Launching Surgical Missile Strikes in Syria in Early 2017
- Developed Strong Relationships with Middle Eastern Nations Based on Mutual Interests
- Was Ruthless with the Taliban While Winding Down the Afghanistan War
- Crushed the ISIS Caliphate
- Demonstrated a Consistent Willingness to Take out the Bad Guys
- Stood Up to China
- Strategically Used Unpredictability as an Asset in Foreign Affairs
- Advanced Tough Russia Policies and Provided Lethal Aid to Ukraine while Maintaining an Open Dialogue
Each of these points are worthy of unpacking in-depth, but there are several that illustrate the dramatic difference in approach between Trump and Biden, starting with Afghanistan.
When President Trump initiated the process of ending America’s longest war, senior officials huddled in the Situation Room to discuss tactical challenges on the ground. The president reminded the group of America’s humiliating withdrawal from Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War, and said we must do whatever it takes to leave in a safe, orderly, and dignified way. When military leaders bemoaned the costs and logistical challenges of bringing home our equipment, the president said that he did not care if it was a helicopter or a styrofoam cooler. If it had an American flag on it, it was either coming home or getting destroyed to keep it from falling into the hands of our enemies. He vowed that we would leave on our terms, or we would not leave at all.
The Palmieri Report is a Pro-America News Outlet founded by Jacob Palmieri. The Palmieri Report is dedicated to giving people the truth so that they can form their own informed political opinions.
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