Why Does American Folly March on in Ukraine?

Source: The American Conservative
by James W Carden

“In his memoir, A Life in Our Times, the venerable economist John Kenneth Galbraith noted that he came to view politics not as the ‘art of the possible’ but rather as a choice ‘between the disastrous and the unpalatable.’ As things stand today, a similar choice — between a disastrous escalation or an unpalatable settlement — appears to be the only one on offer for Ukraine. And thanks to a number of developments over the course of the past two weeks, it is becoming clear that Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and his sponsors in Washington are increasingly intent on choosing the former over the latter — even as it has come to light, courtesy of a May 24 report from Reuters, that Putin himself ‘is ready to halt the war in Ukraine with a negotiated ceasefire that recognizes the current battlefield lines.'” (06/07/24)