Vladimir Putin’s KGB mentality drives his malevolent obsession for repression and regression: he shamelessly abuses the sovereignty of a democratic nation to foster his foolhardy dream of rebuilding a soviet empire. The response from NATO must be unified and withering.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 21, 2022
“Putin’s impunity predictably follows our tepid response to his previous horrors in Georgia and Crimea, our naive efforts at a one-sided ‘reset,’ and the shortsidedness of ‘America First,'” the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said, according to Fox.
Romney also cited an infamous moment when running for president that then-president Obama turned against him in a debate over foreign policy, as Romney attempted to warn the nation that Russia was still dangerous.
“When you were asked, ‘What’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America,’ you said ‘Russia.’ Not al Qaeda; you said Russia,” Obama taunted Romney during a 2012 presidential debate according to CNN. “And, the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”
Despite Romney’s criticisms of Trump’s foreign policy that sought to avoid new wars, Putin’s military adventurism happened under Obama and Biden, not Trump according to Breitbart.
“Under Trump, Putin did not make any additional significant actions against Ukraine, although he annexed Crimea in 2014 under former President Barack Obama’s administration when Biden was vice president,” it noted.
Trump called the newest invasion of the Ukraine a “very sad thing for the world and the country,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
Trump blamed Biden’s and the Democrats’ weakness for the invasion.
“He was going to be satisfied with a piece and now he sees the weakness and the incompetence and the stupidity of this administration,” said Trump of Putin’s plans to gobble up Ukraine, according to the Journal.
Putin’s appetite was whetted when the US, under Obama, rejected Ukraine’s request for military equipment to defend itself, telegraphing more than seven years ago that the country, when ruled by the Democrats, would not help Ukraine defend itself and offering only non-lethal military aid, said USA Today.
Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko thanked the US and observed then that “one cannot win a war with blankets!”
Still too, they can’t win a war today on meaningless aphorisms offered by Biden or Romney.
“Vladimir Putin’s KGB mentality drives his malevolent obsession for repression and regression: he shamelessly abuses the sovereignty of a democratic nation to foster his foolhardy dream of rebuilding a soviet empire,” said Romney via Twitter as the Russian invasion got underway this week. “The response from NATO must be unified and withering.”
Thus far, however menacing Romney and Biden’s rhetoric against Russia is, both men seem eager only to spill American ink, not American blood, and to confront the Great Bear with withering sanctions, not withering fire and fury.