Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Republicans Who Call for Saber-Rattling with Russia are Not ‘America First’


During the “America First” summit this week in D.C., Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) passionately demanded “that we absolutely annihilate the Russian forces, and we get them to crawl back into Russia so bloody and bruised that they can’t come back.”

At the same summit, Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) said he had just returned from Ukraine and is now calling for the deployment of US military “advisors” directly into the war to operate US weapons systems alongside Ukrainian forces. “Let’s win this damn war!”

Now, there are even reports that British military “advisors” are already on the ground in Ukraine “Helping actually use the equipment” in combat.

We’ve seen these “advisors” in action before right before things get worse. Syria, Yemen, Libya, Vietnam and somehow each time they get involved the situations get more bloody and out of control.

But let’s not get too far ahead ourselves, we can get made about this pseudo-non-inolvement involvement nonsense or we can look at the Republican lawmakers who are actively enabling the worst of this behavior.

Let’s not pretend that Senate Republicans, who are largely a controlled opposition party to the Democrats, are any less bought and paid for by the war machines across the Potomac in Northern Virginia.


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