The Atlantic

Putin’s Useful Idiots

Too many Republicans who know better are serving as mouthpieces for the Kremlin.
Source: Getty ; The Atlantic

Mike Pompeo is of two minds about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On the one hand, the former secretary of state is critical of America’s failure to deter the attack. “President Biden has been weak toward Putin, unstable and unclear—he doesn’t understand what is at stake in the fight against Russia and doesn’t know that it takes strength to defend America and keep us out of war,” he wrote in a Fox News column Thursday.

On the other hand, Pompeo has a great deal of respect for the man who has ordered the invasion. Those are his words, not mine: “I have enormous respect for him.” Even though Pompeo says he saw the attack coming, he’s

Вы читаете отрывок, зарегистрируйтесь, чтобы читать полное издание.