The push to support Ukraine in order to start a potentially devastating proxy war with Russia has brought together 100 percent of Democratic legislators and the vast majority of Republican lawmakers. Greenwald wrote in a recent Substack column, “It’s as though we’re back in Bush’s Iraq.”
“All of the House Democrats, including all six lawmakers in the so-called Squad — except for two absent members — voted for this enormous war package, one of the largest the United States has spent in decades at once,” Greenwald said about Congress’ $40 billion bipartisan aid package for Ukraine.
“While a tiny portion of this money will go to humanitarian assistance for Ukraine, most will go into the coffers of weapons makers such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, and the rest. Some of it may be used by the CIA for unknown reasons. There is little to zero oversight over how the money will be spent, who will benefit and how much it will cost Ukraine and the rest of the world, and what effects it may have on both countries.”
Greenwald cited Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), both of whom were previously celebrated for their brave stand against Ukrainian lethal aid, as two disgraceful cases of cowards who changed their minds in order to support it.
The Democratic Party’s leaders all have uniform backing for the message communicated by their leaders, such as Sen. Steny Hoyer (Dem-MD), who says that America is currently at war and the president shouldn’t be criticized due to the circumstances.
Greenwald puts some of the blame on “the Squad and AOC,” among others, for the death of “whatever was left of the US liberal anti-war movement.”
“Those who believed this wasn’t a war between Ukraine and Russia, but rather a proxy conflict between Russia and the United States/NATO, were previously branded Kremlin allies. Now, U.S. officials openly brag about it, and go one step further by claiming that the United States is actually at war with the state of Russia and must achieve total victory to protect America’s interests around the world,” said Greenwald.