Russia was doing Russia things - annexation of Crimea and funding fake “nationalists” in eastern Ukraine way before the US started training Ukrainian regular troops.
I’m thinking Russia attacking Ukraine, attacking it’s sovereign borders, is what got this started, don’t you?
Your buddy Macgregor is all for allowing Putin to take what he wants, because at some point in time in the history of the world Ukraine belonged to the Soviet Union.
With that thinking, it’d be okay for the Dutch or the British to come lay claim to Australia since you know… history.
Like I said, silly.
The spending in Ukraine is nothing compared to what the US currently spends on defense and what it would spend if Ukraine fell completely. There’s plenty of defense budget to go around. $750b in 2021, $745b in 2022 and something like $850 billion in 2023.
The next budget is being proposed at over $1T. Pushed mainly by the centrist GOP and recent budgets approved by BOTH parties.
I don’t agree with increased spending at this scale for defense, but the military industrial complex has plenty of funding to go around.
What you hear in the US media is politicians complaining that the southern border is being militarized like Ukraine’s army is being militarized. “Why should they get all the money?” If it were not the case, and we spent big money for an army at the southern border, the deficit and immigration hawks would not be complaining. They’d move on to the next social program to cut funding to.