Joe Biden

For God’s sake, let’s stop the nonsense about whether president Joe Biden committed a gaffe when he said Russian strongman Vladimir Putin cannot remain in power.

There’s a war going on.

Biden was on the mark. He’s talking about a guy who invaded a neighboring country without provocation, launched attacks on civilian targets, razed its cities, and kidnapped Ukrainians, dispatching them to exile in Russia.

Shame on the GOP for trying to make political hay over the president’s Biden’s deviation from his scripted speech, which rallied NATO to support Ukraine.

Florida Congressman Michael Waltz said Biden’s words damaged his credibility. I guess Waltz wasn’t paying attention when Biden called Putin a “butcher” and “war criminal.”

Georgia lunatic Marjorie Taylor Greene said: “The most needed regime change right now is the one in the United States for ruining our country.” The only part of America in desperate need of a regime change is Georgia’s 14th congressional district.

Ohio Senator Rob Portman fears that Biden’s remark provides grist to the Russian propaganda mill. Where have you been, Rob?

The Senator is obviously aware (or should be aware) that Russian propagandists have made the false claim that the US and Ukraine are working on a secret chemical or biological weapons program to be used on invading Russian troops.

Putin and his state-run media have been saying for years that the US and the CIA are hellbent on removing him from power.

Dmitri Peskov, Putin’s mouthpiece who is among the sanctioned oligarchs, said Biden’s statement “makes us worry.”

There’s much more to worry about, Dmitri. You should be worrying about the damage done to your master's reputation following the failure of Russia’s army to waltz into Kyiv and be hailed as conquering heroes by grateful Ukrainians.

Pezkov said the Kremlin will closely monitor Biden’s statements. He should closely monitoring Putin’s sanity level.

Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky told The Economist that he is baffled by Putin’s inhumanity to his own people.

“The invaders do not even mourn their own casualties. “This is something I do not understand. Some 15,000 have been killed in one month. Vladimir Putin is throwing Russian soldiers like logs into a train’s furnace. And, they are not even burying them. Their corpses are left in the streets. In several cities, small cities, our soldiers say it’s impossible to breathe because of the stench of rotting flesh.”

Biden simply expressed the opinion of millions of people across the world, including hundreds of thousands of Russians.

More than 200K have fled their country since the beginning of the Feb. 24 invasion.

Many more will follow in their footsteps as Russia’s economy collapses; and dead, wounded and demoralized soldiers return home to their families to face a desperate future.

That upcoming horror may finally convince the Russian people: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”

They will owe a debt of gratitude to America’s president.

Let’s review Donald Trump’s remarks made just prior to Putin’s invasion.

He told radio hosts Buck Sexton and Clay Travis that Putin was a “genius” because he declared a big portion of Ukraine independent. “Oh, that’s wonderful,” said Trump.

That big portion is the Donbas region, where hundreds of Ukrainians have died battling the Russians since 2014.

The disgraced American president told a fund-raiser in Mar-a-Lago: “I’d say that’s pretty smart. He’s taking over a country—really a vast, vast location, a great piece of land with a lot of people and just walking in.”

Trump needs a new crystal ball.

In today’s depressing news scene, one finds humor in the darndest of places.

The New York Times’ March 27 piece about Chris Wallace (74) leaving Fox News for CNN+ is one such place.

“The advanced ages of some of his early guests—Judy Collins (82) and William Shatner (91)—also suggest that Mr. Wallace’s program might complement more millennial-focused fare,” wrote Michael Grynbaum.

Ya think.