Retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor dared to tell Stuart Varney on Fox Business News that we should not hail Zelensky as a hero.
Liz Cheney tweeted, “Douglas Macgregor, nominated by Trump as ambassador to Germany; appointed by Trump as senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense, says Russian forces have been ‘too gentle’ and ‘I don’t see anything heroic’ about Zelensky.
“This is the Putin wing of the GOP.”
And there it is: name-calling instead of an answer to a legitimate question of why are we siding with Ukraine.
The only person to actually try to give an answer that was Kamala, who said, “So, Ukraine is a country in Europe. It exists next to another country called Russia. Russia is a bigger country. Russia is a powerful country. Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine. So, basically, that’s wrong, and it goes against everything that we stand for.”
Macgregor said Ukraine is not our concern.
Via Carmine Sabia, Macgregor said, “The first five days, Russian forces I think, frankly, were too gentle. They’ve now corrected that. So I would say another 10 days, this should be completely over. But the question is, what is it that Zelensky going to do? The Russians have made it very clear what they want is a neutral Ukraine. This could’ve ended days ago if he accepted that. And then they can adjust the borders, but the eastern part of Ukraine is firmly in Russian hands, but again, the Russians are not seizing territory. They’re destroying Ukrainian forces. That’s their focus.”
Varney said, “Colonel, it sounds like you don’t approve of Zelensky’s stand.”
Macgregor said, “Oh, I think Zelensky is a puppet. And he is putting huge numbers of his own population at unnecessary risk, and quite frankly, most of what comes out of Ukraine is debunked as lies within 24 to 48 hours. The notions of taking and retaking airfields, all of this is nonsense. It hasn’t happened.”
Varney said, “He’s not a hero? He’s standing up for himself and his own people. You don’t think he’s a hero?”
Macgregor said, “No, I do not. I don’t see anything heroic about the man. And I think the most heroic thing that he can do right now is to come to terms with reality. Neutralize Ukraine. This is not a bad thing. A neutral Ukraine would be good for us as well as for Russia. It would create the buffer that, frankly, both sides want. But he’s, I think, being told to hang on and try to drag this out, which is tragic for the people that