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Washington Post Discloses Significant Fissures in U.S. Support for Ukraine

July 4, 2022 (EIRNS)—The Washington Post published a story July 2, “As Ukraine War Bogs Down, U.S. Assessments Face Scrutiny,” which surfaced fissures in the former phalanx of United States support for the British Empire’s Ukraine military adventure. It not only disclosed some who have become war-weary, but it raised the obvious, but for the warmongers dreadful comparison likening the rose-colored assessments of the British-U.S.-trained Afghanis’ ability to win the war in Afghanistan, to similar fake assessments about the ability of Ukraine military forces to carry the day in Ukraine.

“The scrutiny is fueled by U.S. government assessments of other wars, notably in Afghanistan, where officials habitually glossed over widespread dysfunction and corruption and sidestepped questions of whether battlefield successes were not only achievable but sustainable,” said the paper. “Successive administrations insisted Afghan forces were ‘in the lead’ even as their performance was deeply flawed.” Starting August 15, 2021, U.S. and NATO forces hastily withdrew their forces in the dead of night from Afghanistan, marking a 20-year fiasco for NATO.

Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) pointed to the Afghan disaster, in which the White House had often downplayed “the overall strategic debacle”: “I think in Ukraine, they’re very much focused on the amount of stuff that they’re moving and the speed with which they’re moving it, once it’s approved by the White House, and I think losing sight of the fact that Russia is grinding the Ukrainian military down.” Waltz added that the Pentagon is “describing their success and their very narrow mission set, but what they’re not explaining is, does that mission set meet American interests?”

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) was quoted that the United States cannot resign itself to a “prolonged never-ending conflict that is wreaking havoc on the American economy and the global economy.” Khanna asserted that, “People don’t want to see a resigned attitude that this is just going to go on as long as it’s going to go on. What is the plan on the diplomatic front?”

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