Democrats are joining a growing group of lawmakers calling on the Obama administration to give Ukraine military weapons to fight Russian-backed separatists in the country. These idiots condemned Bush for going into Iraq, yet they want to interfere in the Ukraine, all because Putin made a monkey out of Obummer.
Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and others spoke out in favor of arming Ukraine after a closed-door briefing with Obama administration officials Wednesday.
Levin, D-Mich., told Fox News the administration’s explanation for not providing lethal aid has so far not been “satisfactory.”
“If sanctions don’t work and Russia sends troops into Ukraine I would think Ukrainians should at least be given an opportunity with lethal but defensive aid,” he said. “They need anti-armor capability, same thing with ammunition and surface to air missile(s).”
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he felt there was bipartisan “unease” at the briefing about how the U.S. is handling the conflict.
According to Graham, officials couldn’t provide any estimate of how long they thought sanctions would take to change Russia’s behavior.
“I have never seen such bipartisan concern about our approach to Ukraine as I saw in that briefing,” he told Fox News.
Obama so far, has refused to intervene militarily.
On Tuesday, the U.S. and European Union announced new sanctions aimed at hurting Russia’s economy without doing undue damage to their own trade interests, punishment for alleged Russian support for Ukrainian rebels and Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.