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Politico Cites Republican Senators Trying To Face Reality on Negotiations with Russia

The refusal of the U.S. Congress to send more money or arms to Ukraine has been portrayed ad nauseam as a short-term, crass, political blackmail attempt, simply to force a deal with President Biden on securing the U.S.’s southern border. Hence, somewhat notable is [Politico's Feb. 27 article][(, reporting that there are “many quarters of the GOP” who hold the view “that Ukraine’s odds of winning the war outright are low,” so it is time to seek a peace negotiation with Russia. Two examples are given here:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, no stranger to posing Russia as the enemy and Ukraine as the salvation, now wants to invoke reality: “The reality, at this point, that we have to confront, is that war ends with a negotiated settlement. And the question is—when they finally figure that out—when we finally get to that point, who has more leverage—Putin or Ukraine?”

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