What Are the Gobshites Saying These Days?
With a hidey-hidey-hidey-hidey-hidey-hidey-ho.
Don’t take it from me. Take it from foreign policy savant Marco J. Firefl…er…Rubio who, as part of his ongoing effort to apologize for having been empathetic for 11 seconds towards undocumented immigrants, dropped by Disco Dave’s Disco Dance Party to say a lot of sentence-like things about how the shit’s getting real in the Ukraine. Of course, we’re not going to actual war. We are going to war rhetorically. We will fight them at the buffet tables. We will fight them in the Green Rooms. We will fight them in the studios. We will fight them in the think tanks. We will never surrender.
Well, I think our policy towards Russia under this administration deserves a heavy amount of criticism. I usually shy away from that in moments of crisis, when it’s important for the nation to speak with one voice. And I’m encouraged by much of what I heard Secretary Kerry just say a moment ago, although there are things I’d like to see a few in addition to the steps he’s outlined.
Mr. Passive? I’d like you to meet Mr. Aggressive.
Well, I think if you’re asking whether the U.S. should be taking military strikes against Russian troops in Ukraine or in Crimea, I would argue to you that I don’t think anyone is advocating for that. I am saying however that our NATO alliance needs to be reinvigorated. It’s an important alliance. If you look at countries that neighbor Ukraine now, for example Poland and others who are part of that alliance, I think we need to be providing them assurances of the importance of this alliance, including perhaps revisiting, or in fact, I think we should revisit the missile defense shield that we talked about so often.
Open the rathole again! Pour in some more money! That’ll show ‘em.