(PatriotWise.com)- Tuesday night, Vice President Kamala Harris left Washington on a three-day trip to Poland and Romania as the US and NATO struggle to find a way to assist Ukraine without being dragged into a wider war with Russia.
With the stakes so high, why on earth did President Biden send Kamala Harris?
This is the same woman who, while in Munich, crossed the red line by offering her support for Ukraine joining NATO. With that kind of diplomatic bungle, the administration’s decision to send her to Europe a second time is a disaster waiting to happen.
With US intel warning that Putin may resort to nuclear weapons and President Zelensky demanding NATO impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine, now isn’t the best time to give Kamala a little on-the-job foreign policy training.
Kamala is expected to discuss “security, economic, and humanitarian assistance” to Ukraine with Polish and Romanian leaders. However, the White House didn’t say whether she would also broach the subject of military assistance.
The inexperienced Vice President is landing in Warsaw in the midst of an ongoing debate between the US and Poland over providing fighter jets to Ukraine.
On Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US was exploring the possibility of supplying jets to Poland that Poland could then send on to Ukraine. However, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki quickly hit back saying on Twitter that while Poland would help in “many other areas,” it would not be sending fighter jets to Ukraine.
Then on Tuesday Poland’s Foreign Ministry said Poland was ready to transfer its Soviet-era MiG-29 jets to a US airbase in Germany which could then be sent to Ukraine.
The Pentagon, however, said Poland’s proposal was untenable.
Given the ongoing disagreement over these fighter jets, it seems inexplicable that President Biden chose someone as inexperienced and verbally clumsy as Kamala Harris to represent the US.
Then again, this is Joe Biden. Foreign policy decisions have never been Joe’s strong suit.