Potential GOP Presidential Candidates – Spot the Neocons

Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Mar 16, 2023 by Martin Armstrong

Can you spot the Neocons? Trump and Biden seem to be alone amongst GOP members in their desire to end America’s role in the Ukraine-Russia conflict. Trump said he would end the conflict within 24 hours, while DeSantis said Ukraine is not a vital national interest. Trump has already been attacked for merely existing, but now the establishment Republicans are going after DeSantis for his comments.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio criticized DeSantis for calling the war a “territorial dispute.” “Well, it’s not a territorial dispute in the sense that any more than it would be a territorial dispute if the United States decided that it wanted to invade Canada or take over the Bahamas,” Rubio stated. “Just because someone claims something doesn’t mean it belongs to them.” Clearly, this has no validity. The Donbas region has always been primarily Ukrainian. Those along the Canadian border don’t identify as American nor has their land been American territory since about 1846, when a treaty established the 49th parallel from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Georgia. Rubio also falsely claimed that the war is about Russia’s “sphere of influence, not so much about the land.” America had no reason to fear Russian influence at any point.

Nikki Haley, a popular potential candidate, is also pro-war. She claimed DeSantis is merely copying Trump on his opposition to mass deaths. “America is far better off with a Ukrainian victory than a Russian victory,” Haley said after claiming she does agree with Trump on “most policies.” Why would it be more beneficial to see an insignificant trading partner win? Is the result really worth the “blank checks” that we are sending Ukraine, as DeSantis said?

Lindsey Graham voices his terror of big bad Putin, and failed politician Liz Cheney is keeping her dad’s legacy alive by reiterating her desire to rid the world of Russia. Clearly, we can spot the Neocons and within the Republican Party who are within the establishment and will make choices based on the greater agenda rather than the wishes of the people. The issue of Ukraine will be a hot topic for the 2024 US Presidential Election, again, if the election is even permitted.

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