Remember the last president who started no new wars but was very orange so we sent him away?
Well, elections have consequences, so now the money you paid Joe Biden in taxes will buy cluster bombs for Ukraine in violation of a major international treaty.
President Joe Biden's administration has decided to provide cluster munitions to Ukraine and is expected to announce on Friday that the Pentagon will send thousands of them as part of a new military aid package worth up to $800 million for the war effort against Russia, according to people familiar with the decision.
Ukraine, however, signed the Ottawa Treaty, which explicitly states that nations will not use weapons like cluster bombs and mines because of the potential dangers to civilians.
Russia is not a signatory of the treaty, but will most definitely look at this move as a sign of serious aggression on behalf of the U.S.
There's a reason the U.S. has put off sending cluster munitions, folks.
Long sought by Ukraine, cluster bombs are weapons that open in the air, releasing submunitions, or bomblets, that are dispersed over a large area and are intended to wreak destruction on multiple targets at once.
The officials and others familiar with the decision were not authorized to discuss the move publicly before the announcement and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.
The Biden White House once called Russia's use of the weapon "a potential war crime."
But it's okay, according to U.S. military leaders, because we're going to make sure we give Ukraine the really effective bombs, unlike Russia, which uses lower quality parts that often fail to explode, presenting a hazard for civilians for decades to come.
If the decision were made to provide the munitions to Ukraine, he (Brig. General Pat Ryder) said, the U.S. "would be carefully selecting rounds with lower dud rates, for which we have recent testing data."
I can't wait for the Pentagon to explain later this year why giving a corrupt nation tactical nukes (that just so happens to be at the center of our president's financial investments) to fight another corrupt nation in order to save democracy!