During Desert Storm, the Gulf War in which the US dislodged Saddam Hussein from Kuwait, just as the U.S. is trying to dislodge Putin from Ukraine today, there was a decisive moment in the war where the Bush Administration annihilated Saddam’s army as its columns jammed the highway back to Baghdad. The media dubbed it the highway of death. One can find similarities between that moment and the same jammed columns of advancing Russian troops on Kiev, which the Biden Administration, still in its usual indecisive mode, ignored the opportunity to defeat Putin in favor of finding a peaceful solution to Russian aggression. Today one cannot but wonder that Biden missed his Desert Storm moment to defeat the Russian army in the first two weeks of the Ukrainian invasion.
No kudos for the President for his slow reaction to events that require decisive action.
This leads us to ask this question: We wonder if the Pentagon has a unit that studies after-the-facts actions of a commander-in-chief to better prepare for future conflicts. We also wonder why Congress cannot demand to make such analysis available to the public to hail, or refute, the leadership qualities of a sitting President.
Quite imperative to the interests of the United States, don’t you think? Also, who wants to vote for Joe Biden again if he keeps failing this country?
In short, Biden missed his Desert Storm moment when he did not provide Ukraine with the means to attack those Russian columns converging on Kiev.
MISTAKES KEEP HAPPENING
Biden Desert Storm moment is not the only time our president missed his chances to defeat the Russian army. It is still happening today. While Putin has all the time in the world to prepare for a new offensive in 2023, our President still refuses to provide Ukraine with the kinds of weapons to stop Putin in his tracks. Decisions that he will come to regret later on. Just as he regretted not providing Ukraine with the Patriot missile defense system when President Zelensky asked him back in May 2022.
Unfortunately, our President is always one step behind; and because of his wishy-washy attitude, the war continues and more Ukrainian civilians are dying every day. One can only imagine the frustrations the Ukrainians and some of the European countries are experiencing dealing with a President who is so tentative in his approach to prosecute a war.
By the time President Biden makes a decision to better arm the Ukrainians, one has to estimate a delay of up to six months to train the Ukrainian forces on their use. Today, the U.S. should start a program to train as many Ukrainian troops as possible on a large variety of U.S. weapons, just in case the President continues in his slow and indecisive manner, to cut the time the U.S. can ship these weapons to Ukraine for immediate use.
In short, Biden missed his Desert Storm moment when he did not provide Ukraine with the means to attack those Russian columns converging on Kiev. Had President Bush been in office, he would have sent Putin a warning, then annihilated his advancing army. With no hesitation.
Just as he did to Saddam Hussein.