“What I made clear in our meeting is that, again, this is a dynamic situation. And depending on what happens in the coming days, we will reevaluate the need that Ukraine has and our ability to support…The purpose of the sanctions has always been and continues to be deterrence. But let’s also recognize the unique nature of the sanctions that we have outlined. These are some of the greatest sanctions, if not the strongest that we’ve ever issued, as I articulated yesterday. It is directed at institutions — in particular, financial institutions — and individuals, and it will exact absolute harm for the Russian economy. And their government… [But] As the president has said we believe that Putin’s made his decision. Period.”
Yes, that was the Vice-President of the United States, engaging in Authentic Frontier Gibberish to simultaneously describe U.S. sanctions as designed to deter the threatened Russian invasion of the Ukraine, designate those sanctions as the “greatest,” and then to admit that deterrence is futile.
Can Americans trust that this word salad is honest and transparent?
In light of that mess, can they be reasonably expected to trust in the skill and expertise of such an individual designated to be the #2 elected leader in the land?
Can Americans be reasonably expected to trust a President who deliberately chose someone this inept to be Vice-President?
Does the fact that someone with Harris’s limitations was dispatched to the Munich Security Conference to confer with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyyin (left, above) in the midst of the dire crisis at the Ukraine border justify any trust in the judgement of the Biden Administration whatsoever?