The Biden administration will reportedly send another round of aid to Ukraine, a whopping $2.6 billion on Monday, but don’t you dare ask where that ammunition and supplies will wind up once it leaves American shores.
It is a war, got it? And the U.S. is Ukraine’s full-fledged partner for “however long it takes.” That means, according to Biden’s National Security Council’s Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby, you’re just going to have to deal with unaccountability for all that Ukranian aid.
If a little bit goes missing, he essentially argued this week, then well, tough luck schmuck; that’s the reality of a war the American people didn’t ask for and didn’t even vote for being a part of.
“It is important to remember, and we all want as much oversight and accountability as possible,” he said on Wednesday. “Of course, we do. It’s taxpayer-funded equipment and systems that going to Ukraine, but it is a war. And real people are fighting and real people are dying and in battle, you can’t predict … the perfect secure movement of every single item, that every single soldier takes into the fight with him or her.”
John Kirby, the National Security Council’s Coordinator for Strategic Communications: “We all want to have as much oversight and accountability as possible…It’s taxpayer-funded equipment and systems that are going to Ukraine, but it is a war.” pic.twitter.com/S97WyiS75d
— Logan Ratick (@Logan_Ratick) March 29, 2023
Is it true that all of Washington, D.C., wants “as much oversight and accountability as possible”?
When certain Republicans tried getting Congressional approval for more oversight of that aid before we sent it overseas, those cautious Americans lost that battle. Further, those who did so were effectively accused of being a Putin puppet for being leery of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the American people are just supposed to trust that the billions upon billions that the U.S. is giving Ukraine will wind up in the right hands. The Eastern European nation has long been recognized as one of the most corrupt nations in the world. But hey, if their leaders skim a little fat here and there, “this is war.”
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Kirby’s remarks almost make one wonder what sort of kickbacks American leaders are taking during this near occasion of World War III while justifying that potential corruption by saying, “Hey, this is a war.”
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