Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA) has a message for President Joe Biden: Stop talking about U.S. strategies in Ukraine.
“A good strategist will never disclose what he will or will not do in advance of combat,” the former Navy pilot told Fox News Digital.
It would seem an obvious statement to most, but as Garcia noted, Biden has a history of divulging sensitive information to our adversaries. In June, the President presented Russian President Vladimir Putin with a list of 16 critical infrastructure entities, including energy, water, nuclear, IT, government, and financial services, that Putin should consider “off limits” to cyberattacks.
At the time, Press Secretary Jen Psaki tried to defend the move, calling criticism a “conspiracy response,” but the move was widely seen as a sign of Biden’s weakness on the global stage.
President Biden gives Russian President Putin an 'off-limits' list for cyberattacks.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 22, 2021
In another “TMI moment,” Biden announced to the world in February that he wouldn’t send troops to Ukraine, but the U.S. would be supplying training and military equipment.
“While I will not send American servicemen to fight in Ukraine, we have supplied the Ukrainian military equipment to help them defend themselves, Biden stated in a address on the then-escalating tensions. “We provided training and advice and intelligence for the same purpose.”
A couple of weeks ago, Biden let everyone know he’d nixed the idea of a no-fly zone over Ukraine airspace for Russian crafts, as this would place the U.S. military “in the fight.”
And just last week, Psaki disclosed that the administration would not consider the use of chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine a “red line” offense.
— SimonWiesenthalCntr (@simonwiesenthal) March 11, 2022
According to Garcia, Biden’s response to Putin’s aggression “has been weak and overly delayed.”
“[H]e waited far too long to enact sanctions that would deter Putin in some way,” Garcia said. “Our President should not be telling our adversaries what we won’t do.”
While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is “terrible,” the administration, Garcia noted, needs to stay focused on China, “who is America’s No. 1 threat and watching every move we make.”
But even with China, Biden blundered.
As the New York Times reported, over a three-month period leading up to Russia’s invasion, “senior Biden administration officials held half a dozen urgent meetings with top Chinese officials in which the Americans presented intelligence showing Russia’s troop buildup around Ukraine and beseeched the Chinese to tell Russia not to invade, according to U.S. officials.”
China promptly turned the intel over to Moscow.
JUST IN – Biden admin presented China with intelligence on Russia's troop buildup in hopes Xi would step in.
Chinese officials rebuffed the U.S. and apparently shared the information with Moscow.https://t.co/VYLWCNGmyP
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) February 25, 2022
To date, U.S. sanctions against Russia; seizures of Russian assets; the suspension of operations by many private U.S. companies; the deployment of American troops to NATO nations; nor the rallying words of Vice President Kamala Harris in Warsaw have succeeded in stopping Putin’s push into Ukraine.
According to the UN. High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 2.6 million Ukrainians have fled their homeland for the safety of neighboring nations, as the sanctions meant to punish Putin have sent food and gas prices in America soaring to record, and for many, untenable levels.
And in case anyone missed it, Biden assured the world America is willing to suffer as long as it takes.
That is, after all, “the cost of freedom.”
If we do not respond to Putin’s assault on global peace and stability today, the cost to freedom and to the American people will be even greater tomorrow. We will not be part of subsidizing Putin’s war against the Ukrainian people. pic.twitter.com/3PgsHheIiZ
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 9, 2022
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