DeSantis Says ‘Blank Check’ For Ukraine With No Clear Objective Not Acceptable | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Greg Wilson.

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, on a national tour some suspect could be a prelude to a 2024 presidential bid, said the Biden administration is throwing money at Ukraine without stating a clear objective.

    The remarks, which came in an interview on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," marked the first time the Republican has weighed in extensively on the war in Ukraine, which the Biden administration has helped fund with nearly $200 billion in aid. Even as he spoke, President Joe Biden was in Kyiv on a surprise visit to show U.S. support for the country as it nears the one-year mark in its war with Russia.

    "They have, effectively, a blank-check policy with no clear strategic objective identified," DeSantis said of the Biden administration.

    DeSantis referred to recent reports from Secretary of State Antony Blinken that China, which has already sent non-lethal military aid to Russia, may be preparing to send weapons. That comes as tensions between the U.S. and China are already at a boiling point after China sent a spy balloon floating over the U.S. earlier this month.

    "These things can escalate and I don't think it's in our interest to be getting into a proxy war with China getting involved over things like the borderlands, or over Crimea," DeSantis said. "So I think it would behoove them to identify what is the strategic objective that they're trying to achieve. But just saying it's an open-ended, blank check, that is not acceptable."

    DeSantis, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013-2018 before being elected governor of Florida in 2018, said there are legitimate concerns of Russia posing a threat to NATO countries, but said it is not the military power it once was. Estimates vary, but Chairman of the Joints Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley estimated last November that Russia has lost at least 100,000 soldiers in its grueling war with Ukraine.

    "They've shown themselves to be a third-rate military power, I think they've suffered tremendous, tremendous losses," he said. "I've got to think the people of Russia are probably disapproving of what's going on. I don't think they can speak up about it, for obvious reasons."

    The real threat, DeSantis said, is posed by Russia's erstwhile ally, China. In addition to flexing on the U.S. in recent weeks and pledging support for Russia, Beijing has also indicated it could invade Taiwan, which it claims as part of its sovereign territory.

    "Russia has been really, really wounded here and I don't think that they are the same threat to our country - even though they are hostile - I don't think they're on the same level as China," DeSantis said.

In the most recent Midterms Election, the "Republican Red Wave" turned out to be a "Republican Red Ripple," which, as in all elections, confounded the political prognosticators of what to expect down the governing /political road: What, and who, do you think is best for this meandering Representative Republic in the near future?
  Because they know how to best allocate the public's money back to the right part of the public, the Democrats will NOW always prevail and get my vote.
  With patriotic pragmatism the cornerstone of the best of the Republican Party, they will ultimately save this Constitutional Republic from self-destruction.
  Since the Executive Branch is so important to turn this Representative Republic around, I am still on Team Trump in 2024.
  Since the nation may need a different path to Conservative patriotism in the Executive, I am joining Team DeSantis.
  Because I am entitled to take the government dole, the prevailing favoritism whenever possible, I will support any, and every Democrat candidate.
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( February 27th, 2023 @ 10:59 pm )
I believe "deni g" has the wrong impression of how correct Foreign Policy is designed to work.

For Foreign Policy to be correctly implemented, an Idiot US President will NEVER be involved, as is the case with the Ukraine debacle.

Joe Stupid, the Feckless Fool, is almost as responsible for that avoidable war as Putin. While Putin is evil, Biden is equally at fault as a Stupid, where his Afghanistan Surrender, and other grave stupidities gave the green light to all of the Free World's enemies, in this Vlad Putin.

Additionally, because of the corrupt FBI /DOJ, and the disgraced, and utterly corrupt Legacy Media, we still are not sure which of the Biden Crime Family's foreign entanglements may be responsible for any, or all of this avoidable carnage in central Europe.
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( February 27th, 2023 @ 5:20 pm )
Personally, any War is wrong, but keeping Ukraine Democratic is important for the safety of Europe and hence the US. For De Santos to declare Russia to be less hostile than China is perplexing. Has China mentioned sending Nukes our direction? Did they mention thinking about sending Missles into Ukraine during our Presidents stop? The money can be replaced, People/Countries, Democracy, Freedom, Liberty, those are not negotiable. NATO members, contribute according to their means, Thankfully Biden returned the US to partnership of the WHOLE, instead of standing alone, or thinking Dictators are Allies and Great Friends.

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