Ron DeSantis has provided a grotesque misrepresentation of the war that is raging between two nations in eastern Europe.
The Florida governor and pending Republican presidential candidate calls the war between Ukraine and Russia a “territorial dispute” that does not deserve the United States’s commitment to shoring up Ukraine against the Russians.
Wow! For the record, I intend to look back briefly at what happened in February 2022.
Russia invaded Ukraine, intending to overthrow the government in Kyiv and installing a pro-Kremlin puppet to replace Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. It wasn’t a territorial dispute. It was a blatant, flagrant attempt to overthrow a sovereign government.
What has commenced is a war between democracy and autocracy.
Therefore, the United States has a compelling interest to stand beside Ukraine as it fights for its survival against forces launched by Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.
So, for DeSantis to suggest that the war is anything less than what it is — an intense ideological struggle between good and evil — is to appeal only to the MAGA base of what passes for his Republican Party.
DeSantis is demonstrating a disgusting fealty to Putin and his ham-handed view of governance.