Democratic Sen. Chris Coons, from President Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware, has been called the president’s “closest Senate ally” and even a “shadow secretary of state.” When he travels abroad, Coons is widely thought to speak for the president. “The fact that I am known to have a close relationship with [Biden] helps me deliver a more forceful message,” Coons told Politico last year.

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  1. FredGoodhue Coolidge
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    One of the tenets of the Cold War was that nuclear powers should not go directly to war with each other.  If there is a conventional war, it is all too plausible that it could become a nuclear war.  I’m all for helping the Ukrainians with arms and other supplies.

    Perhaps the administration is trying to create strategic ambiguity in the mind of Putin, but I don’t trust the administration (both the President or his senior advisors) to be that sophisticated in their actions.

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  2. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Good points. It would be a very fine needle to thread, and I agree that Biden is not capable of managing a complex over seas military operation. An operation that would be most active after his bed time.

    I think that the US, NATO and the west in general should be supporting the Ukraine with all kinds of lethal military aid, plus all the humanitarian aid that could possibly be transported.

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  3. Taras Coolidge
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    If I followed Byron York‘s math correctly, then only 23% of Americans think we’re doing enough to help Ukraine.

    I think the real argument is, the less we do in Ukraine, the more likely American troops will be involved when Putin takes the next step, attacking a NATO country.

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