President Joe Biden seems to have no limits when it comes to using fearmongering in order to prod the U.S. Congress into passing his $106 billion war budget. In remarks to reporters yesterday, Biden demanded that Congress pass his supplemental request before breaking for the holiday recess on Dec. 15. He claimed that Russia is committing war crimes in Ukraine. “Who is prepared to walk away from holding Putin accountable for this behavior? Who among us is really prepared to do that?...
“If Putin takes Ukraine, he won’t stop there. It’s important to see the long run here. He’s going to keep going. He’s made that pretty clear. If Putin attacks a NATO ally—if he keeps going and then he attacks a NATO ally—well, we’ve committed as a NATO member that we’d defend every inch of NATO territory,” Biden raged. “Then we’ll have something that we don’t seek and that we don’t have today: American troops fighting Russian troops—American troops fighting Russian troops if he moves into other parts of NATO….
“We can’t let Putin win. I’ll say it again: We can’t let Putin win. It’s in our overwhelming national interest and international interest of all our friends. Any disruption in our ability to supply Ukraine clearly strengthens Putin’s position. We’ve run out of money to be able to do that, in terms of authorization.”
As for the pragmatic process of getting legislation through the gridlocked Congress, Biden said that he supports “real solutions” at the U.S. southern border and was willing to address policy changes, but he wouldn’t say what those were.