President Joe Biden gave one of the great Presidential speeches of modern times yesterday in Warsaw, Poland, as he met with refugees from the Russia-Ukraine War.
He was passionate in defense of democracy, freedom, and in support of NATO as it deals with the Ukraine invasion.
His speech will be remembered much like John F. Kennedy’s Cuban Missile speech in October 1962, and Ronald Reagan’s Berlin Wall speech in June 1987, both challenging the Soviet Union, as now, Biden challenged its successor, the Russian Federation.
Joe Biden has demonstrated on this European trip a high level of energy and focus which belies his right wing critics who say he has dementia, a total fabrication.
Everyone should be proud of Joe Biden, who is proving just how Presidential he is, a stark contrast to his predecessor in the Oval Office!
This is a crucial week in the nearly month long Russia-Ukraine War.
President Joe Biden is traveling to Brussels, Belgium, for a joint meeting with the 30 nations in NATO.
He will also be visiting Poland, where two million Ukrainian refugees have fled, about two thirds of all refugees going there.
The long term refugee problem must be dealt with, and some of the Ukranian refugees must be able to come to the United States, as well as all of the NATO nations.
The same situation existed in 1956, after the Hungarian invasion by the Soviet Union, with many Hungarian refugees coming to the United States 65 years ago.
The danger of a potential World War III is still present, if Russia invades any NATO nation, and they have come as close as about 11 miles to Poland, when bombing the Ukranian border near Poland!
Europe is facing its greatest refugee crisis since World War II, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, now in its 17th day.
The Ukranians are holding up well, considering the circumstances, regarding the military action, but clearly, the future seems dire, and the number of people escaping conflict is past 2.5 million and counting.
These people’s lives have been transformed, and life will never be the same, but America must open its arms, along with the European nations, to welcome and give hope to the refugees, who are victims that have done nothing to cause their sad plight!
Poland is taking the bulk of the refugees, followed by Hungary, and the entire international community must assist those nations in placement of these refugees!
The crisis in Ukraine is creating a massive refugee problem, but the answer is that NATO and the United States MUST welcome Ukranian refugees, whether Ukranians or other nationalities, who are escaping the war against Russia, with welcome arms!
Nativism is totally unacceptable, so all of the nations in NATO, including the US, must welcome however many refugees are required, and overcome the hatred and bigotry promoted by Donald Trump and right wing talk radio and cable news stations, including Fox News Channel, One American News Network, and Newsmax!
America has always been a land of immigrants, including people escaping oppression, so there cannot be any attempt to close the doors, but rather accept the responsibility of a decent government and people to admit refugees and help them to recover from the wounds of war in their homeland!