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Victoria Nuland Leaving the State Department: Good Riddance to Bad Trash

March 5, 2024 (EIRNS)—Welcome news today, for a change, from Secretary of State Antony Blinken. He issued a press release reporting, “Victoria Nuland has let me know that she intends to step down in the coming weeks as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.” In his wet statement, full of admiration, he singled out her Ukraine record, proclaiming that “it’s Toria’s leadership on Ukraine that diplomats and students of foreign policy will study for years to come. Her efforts have been indispensable to confronting Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, marshaling a global coalition to ensure his strategic failure….”

First thought on hearing the news of Victoria “Cookies” Nuland’s departure, is that she is heading for the hills, before the Ukraine debacle gets even worse. In fact, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a post to her Telegram channel: “They won’t tell you the reason, but it is simple—the failure of the anti-Russian course of the Biden administration. Russophobia, proposed by Victoria Nuland as the main foreign policy concept of the United States, is dragging the Democrats to the bottom like a stone.”

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