The Intercept: House Progressives Swiftly Walk Back Letter Asking To Pursue Russia Diplomacy

Well, that didn’t take long.

The Democratic Party is the party of the liberal establishment.

As we have seen, a vote for the Democratic Party is a vote for war with Russia, an unlimited flow of arms and escalation of the war in Ukraine and for neocons and neoliberals running our foreign policy.

The Intercept:

“ON MONDAY MORNING, 30 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus sent a letter to the White House that attempted to gingerly open a conversation about a potential diplomatic end to Russia’s war on Ukraine. The door was slammed shut by the evening, met with enough fury to elicit a “clarification” in the form of a statement from caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal.

“Let me be clear,” Jayapal said in a statement issued just before 7 p.m., “We are united as Democrats in our unequivocal commitment to supporting Ukraine in their fight for their democracy and freedom in the face of the illegal and outrageous Russian invasion, and nothing in the letter advocates for a change in that support.” …

“I have voted for every defense package to Ukraine and stand firmly for Ukraine’s sovereignty,” Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., a letter signer, told The Intercept. “It should not be controversial to say we need to explore every diplomatic avenue to seek a just peace and to end the war, including the engagement of our allies to help with that.”

There isn’t any antiwar Left.

The Democratic Party is the party of David Frum and Bill Kristol.


“On Feb. 15, 2003, 14 million people poured into the streets of 800 cities worldwide to oppose the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. It was a preemptive response to the preemptive war hatched by Bush administration, and according to the Guinness Book of World Records, it was the largest protest ever in human history. Yet the 2003 protest was also a swan song of sorts: the movement that gave rise to it is now all but defunct—namely, the antiwar left.

Two decades later, as U.S. hawks press for relentless escalation against nuclear Russia, and as European leaders unfailingly toe Washington’s line, there is no major movement of the left to channel dissent. Nor are there commanding antiwar figures comparable in stature to the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Labour M.P. Tony Benn, who spoke for the movement in 2003. Old antiwar groups, like the ANSWER Coalition, are either silent or struggling to be heard. …

Were leftists always this uncritical of the claims of NATO and the military-industrial complex? Was the early post-9/11 era a grand hallucination? What changed? The answer proffered by defenders of the progressive status quo is that there has been no change at all. The left was right to oppose America’s unjustified wars after 9/11, just as it is right to oppose Russia’s war of aggression today. Sancta simplicitas! …”

Kyle is shilling for arming Ukraine.


  1. For supporting the US’s continued bank-rolling of the failed state of Ukraine, Zelensky will grant Jayapal monopoly rights to run convenience stores in Keeeeeeev.

    Jayapal is a real piece of work. As if we didn’t already have enough home-grown leftist nut jobs to represent the Dems in congress, we’re now importing them from the streets of Calcutta.

  2. Re: “There isn’t any antiwar Left”:

    What you call “the Left” are capitalists who may pose as anti-war, playing to a certain audience, but they belong to the capitalist system that depends for its existence on waging endless war, Fake “Left” capitalist politician Bernie “the Bomber” (as in F-35)) Sanders also votes for war.

    The Left is socialism, which is the enemy of all imperialist war. The Left is anti-war, and we are anti-war for the GOOD reason. Right-wing, reactionary conservative bourgeois POPULISTS like to pretend that there is no Left, and that they are the only alternative and that the downtrodden masses can vote their way out. .

    Discredited Labour leader Michael Foot preached the romantic idea that common people can change the system, make the system work for them, by voting better and harder: :

  3. What if there’s never been in an organic, grassroots anti-war Left in my lifetime, and that it always was a top-down movement with a hidden hand guiding the way?

  4. Beyond belief. Bill Clinton was able to negotiate peace deals in Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Israel. 30 years of violence and hatred in N. Ireland, and he got them to the peace table. Hard to sympathize with Washington if this Ukraine business results in their downfall. They own it!

  5. “When asked how they could justify rising outlays for Ukraine, when inflation, rising unemployment and growing homelessness beset American citizens, Representative Jayapal reaffirmed Democrats’ commitment to unrestricted access to abortion and condemned in the harshest language any law or statute that would interfere with the ability of a woman to freely exercise that right.”

  6. There will not be any diplomatic solution to the Ukraine question. If coke head Zelensky implemented the Minsk agreement then yeah, possibly, but we all know it won’t happen.

    The banksteins need a war to distract from the ongoing economic collapse of the West, which is starting to accelerate.

    All those young people, on both sides, fed into the mincer of war, for a lie.

    Death to ZOG

  7. That sure didn’t take long. Yet more proof (as if any were needed) that they are all mere flying monkeys who are at the beck and call of others who don’t like to be named.

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