Sen. McConnell opposed to lifting sanctions against Russia: “If anything we ought to be looking at increasing them,”
And President Trump just nominated his wife.
Sanctions are stupid. They have accomplished exactly nothing in Ukraine. Russia still has Crimea and is still in eastern Ukraine despite years of sanctions.
What they *are *doing is pushing Russia–which is a declining great power–towards China, which could be a peer competitor to the US in 20 years. This is worse. We clearly don’t care about Ukraine, as is obvious by the lack of military response to defend it, so why are we forming great power alliances against ourselves over it?