And yet when Rand Paul objected to there not being any sort of oversight on where the money was going, he was denounced as a traitor by almost everyone on both sides of the aisle. He even got put on an official list (alongside Tulsi Gabbard and others) the Ukraine government has made of Russian propagandists. Forgive me; but it certainly seems like supporting Ukraine (or just opposing what Russia is doing there), and wanting transparency and accountability, have become mutually exclusive things.
And some of us supported Rand Paul's desire for accountability.
However, desire for accountability does not override OPSEC, nor does some small corruption justify dropping support for Ukraine.
This is war, it's not ever going to be clean business, and it is not wrong for Ukraine to defend itself or for the west to support Ukraine in getting free from Russia.
And there is no 'third option', because at this point if you do not support Ukraine's fight against the Russian invaders to their lands, then you support Russian aggression against Ukraine.
That's just how it goes, unless you are nuclear armed nation state like the CCP, who can play both sides of this war and get away with it.
Yeah good point. The objective here seems to be exclusively money laundering, with the actual supporting of Ukraine and it's people a distant second.
Remember: UA and RU were negotiating a possible peace all the way back in April, and BoJo went and told Kiev to drop it cause the West would support them 101% no matter what and there was no need for peace.
Yes, yes, I'm sure all the old military hardware we've sent Ukraine are just all fabrications and all of the funds going to Ukraine are for 'money laundering' purposes.
And why should Kyiv negotiate, when it is Russia who has invaded them and tried to steal chunks of Ukrainian territory in farce 'referendums'?
Russia could end the war now, if it just withdrew troops behind the 1991 borders and stopped firing across the borders into Ukraine.
But you and others will ignore this, because 'west bad, therefore Russia good' or 'inflation bad, therefore aid to Ukraine bad' is as far as some of the thought processes of people here seem to go.