Carlson Shows How Ukraine Aid Could Have Benefitted US

Although President Joe Biden continues to claim that Americans are united in support of providing unlimited aid to Ukraine for its defense against invading Russian troops, surveys continue to show a decreasing appetite for the expensive undertaking.

Aside from the staggering cost, critics including military procurement expert Mark Cancian are worried that the money and equipment that the U.S. continues to send to Ukraine will end up in the wrong hands.

“My great fear is that there’s going to be some scandal,” the former Pentagon official said recently. “Either weapon show up in the Middle East, someplace where they’re not supposed to be, or some oligarch is discovered to have siphoned funds off and is sailing around the Mediterranean in his yacht, paid for by American taxpayers.”

For his part, Fox News Channel personality Tucker Carlson recently highlighted the significance of spending more than $100 billion on Ukraine by explaining how that same amount of money could have benefited the United States.

“Let’s pretend we would only spend $100 billion in Ukraine so far,” he said. “You know we have. What can we do with $100 billion here in the United States?”

He began with a reference to the environmental disaster in East Palestine, Ohio, noting that the financial aid being sent to Ukraine could have been used to “modernize our rail system to avoid the thousand derailments we have every year.”

Carlson went on to note that the $100 billion figure “is more than five times the entire discretionary budget of the Department of Transportation,” explaining that the agency currently provides “just $13 billion … for transit and less than $3 billion for Amtrak.”

From there, he contrasted the amount of Ukrainian aid with the Federal Aviation Administration, which “is supposed to prevent planes from crashing into each other, killing hundreds of Americans.”

As Carlson pointed out, the FAA “got $20 billion in the last budget,” adding: “Given that planes seem to be coming very close to hitting each other lately, it might be worth funding the FAA a little more.”

Among the other projects such a staggering sum could advance, he concluded, are a border wall, cancer research, and paying down the national debt.

“In this country, it’s a measure of our media’s total corruption that no one ever asked anyone in the Biden administration what the United States is hoping to accomplish in Ukraine,” Carlson said. “As long as it takes to do what, exactly? The original answer was to push Russia back to where it was a year ago before they invaded Ukraine. That seemed like a measurable and reasonable objective. The public seemed behind that. Then without fanfare or even official notice, the goal changed.”