Biden Admin Foreign Policy Forever Wars Ukraine

Biden Says US Will Support Ukraine For ‘as Long as It Takes’ To Win War

The president also said Americans will have to deal with high gas prices 'for as long as it takes'
David Lienemann, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

By Dave DeCamp / AntiWar.com

On the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid, President Biden declared that the US and NATO will support Ukraine for ‘as long as it takes’ for Kyiv to win its war against Russia. He also said that his administration will be announcing a new $800 million weapons package for Ukraine in the coming days.

“We are going to stick with Ukraine and all of the Alliance is going to stick with Ukraine as long as it takes to, in fact, make sure that they are not defeated by… Russia,” Biden said at a press conference.

When asked how long Americans should expect to pay high gas prices that have spiked as a result of his sanctions on Russia, Biden also said for “as long as it takes” so Russia cannot “defeat Ukraine.”

As Russia is making more money from oil sales now than it was before the war, the US is looking at ways to hamper Moscow’s profits while not causing another spike in prices. One idea G7 leaders are exploring is placing a price cap on Russian oil, a plan doomed to fail as it would need the cooperation of Vladimir Putin as well as China and India, which have significantly stepped up their imports of Russian crude.

“I suggested a while ago that what we should consider doing is putting a cap on the amount of money that… the world would pay for Russian oil,” Biden told reporters. He said that he delegated a team to “sit down and work out that mechanism” for the price cap. “We think it can be done,” he said.

Swedish bank analysts are warning that the price cap could bring oil prices to over $200 per barrel. Russia could respond to the policy by cutting off Western countries that are still purchasing Russian oil, which would drive gas prices even higher in Europe.

Biden’s pledge for open-ended support for Ukraine to win its war came after CNN reported that White House officials privately doubt that Ukraine can win back all the territory Russia has captured since it invaded. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky maintains that it is his goal to take all of that territory back even as Russia continues to make gains in the eastern Donbas region.

The Ukrainians are outgunned by Russia and their war effort is entirely reliant on Western military support. Biden said the new $800 million weapons package that will be detailed this week will include an “advanced” Western air defense system, more artillery and ammunition, including ammunition for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, and counter-battery radars.

Dave DeCamp

Dave DeCamp is the news editor of Antiwar.com, follow him on Twitter @decampdave.

15 comments

  1. Start watching the DURAN and Scott Ritter and Eva Bartlett and Moon over Alabama and Patrick Lancaster
    and Anton Martyanov and the many other truthtellers
    On Ukraine and stop deluding yourself with what I have
    long called CIA/MEDIA like AP,NYT,WAPO and WikiPedia
    aka CIA/PEDIA.
    The only truth telling ‘PEDIA is WIKILEAKS and its slowly-
    Crucified by the IMPERIALIST JUSTUS machine – Julian Assange.

    1. I can barely stop myself from barfing when listening to Judy Woodruff on the NewsHour.
      She is personally a remarkable person if you review her bio but a what a complete sell out – I can’t believe, she believes, the audience believes her

  2. A sick country is run by human stain. Money, military industrial EVERYTHING complex, the gougers, the merchants of medical-education-financial-pharma-dood-media DEATH.

    And, alas, every one of these boys running the show with their deep state, their Deep Throat ways, their entire sociopathic glee, that’s what is at the core of Amerikkkaaaah. Imagine, some of us have been cancelled — jobs, writing gigs, evern in conversations. I have, and many have, including Chris Hedges, your regular columnist.

    In Washington and Oregon, we have massive issues with wildfire, food insecurity, and blue governors who make Republicans seem human, which they, of course, are not.

    Daily, few workers at USPS, fewer items in the pharmacy, longer waits, seven times the price for items today compared to 2019.

    And we will continue financing a perverse nation, Ukraine, with it’s Nazis and Pandora and Panama Papers billionaires and miltimillionaire ZioLensky.

    Sick stuff.

    End of USA, is the world’s hope.

  3. They are as arrogant as they are incompetent, and as incompetent as they are evil. We stand on the edge of the abyss with madmen and psychopaths at the controls. The system itself is collapsing and as it does more and more monsters will come out of their closets. Our society has gone collectively insane and there are no moderating influences at all. None.

    When a society sinks this low it fails. Always.

  4. NO! Another president lying and warring in order to pursue stinking empire, to fulfill the greed that runs this corrupt system. You can hardly call it a nation anymore when leaders serve a few greedy ego-maniacs over the many peace loving. Have you heard Pompeo’s comments while at the Hudson Institute 6/30/22? Disgusting. ‘ NATO seeks to prevent Eurasian challenger to US world dominance, admits ex CIA chief Mike Pompeo ‘. Podcast episode at Multipolarista.

  5. “As long as it takes to win in…”

    Vietnam.
    Afghanistan.
    Iraq, etc.
    and now Ukraine!

    Take heart, Ukrainians. You have the best and brightest on your side. The same who during the VN war made constant references to finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Yet these tunnel vision RealPolitikers can’t see the light is a train and they’re about to collide with reality.

  6. There is a realisation in America that it is no longer the top nation, as it’s infrastructure ,gun laws,economy life expectancy is collapsing falling way behind other nations ,the botched with drywall from Afghanistan . There proxy way can’t hide the truth of these failings ,it’s failing

  7. What really upsets me is that at a time when we have the chance to go in a direction that would lift us all collectively by choosing to participate in the new globalization effort, we choose instead to continue down a path that lifts no one except the oligarchs that own our government. A path leading to increased inequity, and eventual totalitarian rule by those same people and their paid agents.

  8. Did those who voted for Biden think they were voting for the military-industrial complex and a road to nuclear war? What say do we taxpayers have in this monstrosity?

  9. Took US twenty years to (win) lose in Afghanistan. That how long it took to lose.

    The greatest military power on earth was utterly defeated by a bunch of shoeless Afghan peasants with Kalashnikov on a rope and fled in disarray leaving thousands of tons of American taxpayers paid military hardware now want to buy from Taliban and sent to Ukraine. Only in US government is buying the same thing twice for triple price.

    “Peaceful” US neocons want to fight Russians to the last Ukrainian, to the last European and to the last American without declaring war.

    And they will have their or rather our own death wish unless they are eradicated from political spectrum once for all.

    And no, voting won’t do a thing as voting did not do a thing against war in last 240+ years of US. Only sharpen pitchforks can convey language warmongering US elites of usurpers can understand.

    But don’t take my words for it, take words of Jefferson on this Fourth of July as it was he who said that.

  10. morons do not learn—2 decades in Vietnam—2 decades in Afghanistan—-senility is not morality

  11. This ought to put paid to Biden’s and his cronies’ defeat at next election time, which they deserve. What an asinine foreign policy: forever wars, one after the other. Do they really think the majority of Americans are behind them? And Zelensky is stupid as a rock as is his backer Kolimoisky. Russia has already won, thank god.

  12. What too few people understand about the Special Military Operation is that it is the first overt energy war. To actually believe that neocons have anything to say about for what price Russia sells its oil is the epitome of the arrogance and ignorance that exude from their reptilian pea brains. The US citizenry is woefully uninformed about energy reality to their peril. Indeed, energy is the economy and the US no longer possesses sufficient resources necessary to remain world hegemon. The most Illustrative example of energy ignorance is the imbecilic idea to supplant Russian Nordstream ll – delivered natural gas (methane) with LNG. This scheme is so stupid on so many levels that thoughtful heads explode. But this idiocy is the cornerstone of “President Biden’s” strategy to weaken Russia. The US is a failed country

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