Russian-British philosopher Isaiah Berlin once said: “To understand is to perceive patterns. To make intelligible is to reveal the basic pattern.”
With that framework, recent comments may indicate that White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is beginning to comprehend why Russian President Vladimir Putin is now invading Ukraine. On Wednesday morning, Psaki appeared to admit there is a basic “pattern” to his actions — and it involves both her and her boss in the White House.
On Wednesday, Psaki told CNN that the last time Putin invaded Ukraine, she was at the U.S. State Department and President Joe Biden was vice president to President Barack Obama.
Over the last week, that has also been pointed out by many conservatives who have argued that Putin invaded Ukraine precisely because of Biden’s weak global leadership — much like he did under Obama.
“I was at the State Department, the President was the vice president the last time Russia invaded Ukraine, this is a pattern of horror from President Putin and the cronies around him,” Psaki said. In 2014, Putin attempted an invasion of Ukraine as well, albeit not the full-scale invasion that the country is experiencing currently.
On Twitter, Psaki was blasted for her unforced confession that Putin has taken alarming action while Biden is in a position of power.
“Reminding people that a top adversary has taken advantage of your boss not just once, but twice, is…not great messaging,” the Heritage Foundation’s John Cooper tweeted.
Former Trump official Chad Gilmartin observed, “The pattern is Biden’s record of weakness and chaos.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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