On his Wednesday episode of Glenn TV, Glenn dove into the top 5 arguments for AND against sending aid to Ukraine. Earlier this week, we covered the top five reasons to continue sending aid to Ukraine—and why they're wrong. Here are Glenn's top 5 reasons to stop sending money to Ukraine NOW.
We can't afford to continue to bankroll this war.
Inflation is already at all-time highs, and we CONTINUE to spend money we don’t have. Inflation reached a 40-year high in 2022, and, contrary to the Left's mental gymnastics trying to prove otherwise, it is not easing up. Our economy is in dire straights, and we are signing up for economic disaster by continuing to pass omnibus bills that send billions of dollars to Ukraine.
Moreover, happens if an additional conflict happens elsewhere that directly threatens the United States supply chain? Shouldn't we be focusing on boosting U.S. manufacturing independence to make us less economically dependent on foreign adversaries?
Finally, the U.S.'s military reserves are dangerously depleted. A Heritage Foundation study found that military stockpiles are being sent over to Ukraine at faster rates than the U.S. can produce. The study says that much of the supplies will not be able to be replenished for YEARS, leaving the U.S. in a critically vulnerable state. Do we want to risk our OWN national security for a perpetual war with no end goal OR end date in sight?
Defending democracy is NOT our job.
Many, including conservatives, believe that the U.S. needs to defend democracy wherever it is threatened. This is NOT our job—we are not the world's democracy police. However, defending the United States however IS our job. Isn’t this kind of rhetoric EXACTLY what has kept us in a state of perpetual war for the past 20 years? Will we ever learn? The same people who criticized the perpetual U.S. presence and funding in Afghanistan are rushing us to yet ANOTHER 20-year-long conflict. Is this really in the U.S.'s best interest?
The risk of nuclear war is real.
Is this EVER a risk that should be taken? Russia has already declared that Crimea is their homeland. If we support Ukraine as they try and take back Crimea, wouldn’t that be a direct attack on Russia? That would fall in line with Russian nuclear doctrine, greenlighting the use of nuclear weapons. Whether you agree with Russia’s claims to that land is irrelevant… THEY believe it. Should we risk giving Russia more fodder to justify the use of nuclear weapons? Is that truly in the best interest of the American people?
World War III is a very real possibility.
World War III is a MUCH more real possibility than our leaders are letting on. Examine this very real possibility: what if Russia decides that the losses they are taking from Western weapons are too great, so they decide to attack where the weapons are coming in from? Places like Poland, a NATO member, would be first on the list. That would trigger Article 5 and World War III would commence. This could be our Sarajevo moment when one retaliation catalyzes a new world war. Countries like China, who is already considering sending weapons to Russia, would be forced to choose sides. Don't forget Iran and North Korea, who are already militarily aiding Russia. Is Ukraine worth that risk?
The global supply chain is at risk.
The pandemic has already turned the supply chain upside down. This war has made things even worse. What happens if the war expands beyond Ukraine? How high are we willing to let gas and food prices to get? How long will it take for civil unrest to break out into the streets?