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Thu Nov 14, 2019, 02:13 PM

People died while Trump played games with Ukraine's military aid

As the House opens public impeachment hearings into the Ukraine scandal, the bottom-line question is dead simple: Did President Trump, for political reasons, manipulate military aid to an ally in a war that has cost 13,000 lives?

When you think about the Ukrainian soldiers on the front lines of this nasty proxy battle against Russia, the debate becomes more visceral and perhaps less confusing. As Ukrainians were struggling with near-daily shellfire, Trump appeared to treat military aid appropriated by Congress as a personal political tool.

Whatís outrageous about the Ukraine story isnít that itís a unique example of Trumpís fecklessness in foreign policy, but that itís so typical. In dealing with Ukraine, Trump has behaved the same erratic, unreliable way he has with the Syrian Kurds, and the South Koreans, and Americaís NATO partners in Europe.

Trumpís Ukraine machinations have yielded something like what weíve seen in these other theaters: the diminution of U.S. power and a corresponding increase in Russiaís military and diplomatic leverage.


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FiveGoodMen Nov 14 #1

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Thu Nov 14, 2019, 06:06 PM

1. So? (Say all the repukes)

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