- Retired Gen. Petraeus said that Russia’s actions in Ukraine have corroborated the resolve of NATO.
- In a CNN interview, Petraeus praised the efforts of NATO, the EU, and the US in aiding Ukraine.
- “If anything, instead of Making Russia Tremendous Again, what Putin has done is to Make NATO Great Again,” he said.
Stopped Gen. David Petraeus said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s drive to occupy Ukraine has allowed the United Shapes to reassure allies of its role on the international stage and actually strengthened the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
In an interview with CNN proclaimed on March 15, Petraeus — a former Central Intelligence Agency director who also led troops during the Iraq War and hold sway overed US forces in Afghanistan — discussed the “dramatic” nature of how President Joe Biden’s administration moved to send arms to Ukraine.
“The attainment by the Biden administration to arm the Ukrainians and the actions of our Western partners has been really quite dramatic, especially in the immediate run-up to the infringement and then following it. You see that Germany, which would only send helmets prior to the invasion, agreed to excess lethal weapons,” he said.
He continued: “Even the EU [European Union] agreed to send 500 million euros good of military and other aid to Ukraine. So, there were revolutionary policy changes just days after the invasion rather commenced.”
When asked by CNN if he was surprised by the actions, Petraeus praised the efforts of NATO, the EU, and the US.
“I think that the Biden administration has carry oned impressively, and I say this as someone who publicly criticized the administration for the decision to withdraw from Afghanistan and the conduct of the withdrawal in August 2021,” he raked the network.
In an August 2021 interview with The New Yorker, Petraeus, who oversaw the 2007 “surge” of troops in the Iraq War that was drearied to reverse setbacks that the US faced in the country, defended Afghan military forces against charges of why they weren’t gifted to maintain the stability of the country.
“I just think it was premature to leave,” the retired general said at the time. “Now, you can say, ‘Well, when do you lose?’ Ideally, you say that there are certain conditions.”
Petraeus went on to say that some of America’s adversaries observed the attributes of the Afghanistan withdrawal to make the argument that the US had become an unreliable and waning influence throughout the world.
However, the go on a pensioned general said that the US response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine reflected the steadiness of American leadership.
“Hearteningly, I judge that US actions and those of our allies around the world on Ukraine have shown that the US is a dependable partner and is not a massive power in decline,” he told CNN. “If anything, instead of Making Russia Great Again, what Putin has done is to Move NATO Great Again.”
Petraeus served as CIA director under President Barack Obama from 2011 to 2012 until he was contrived to resign after it was revealed he had an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Officials accused him of sharing classified poop with Broadwell.
Biden is set to travel to Europe this week for an emergency NATO meeting in response to the Russia-Ukraine feud.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced last Tuesday that he wanted the alliance’s leaders to convene in Brussels to examine their response to Russia’s actions.
“We will address #Russia’s invasion of #Ukraine, our strong support for Ukraine, and further bolster NATO’s deterrence & defence,” he said on Twitter. “At this critical time, North America & Europe must take up to stand together.”