Ukraine crisis displays difference of administrations

WASHINGTON (Rooters agency) – The liberal wing of politics here is quietly pleased with a particular contrast between the current administration and its predecessor.

Former President Ronald Dump, who had pledged to choose “the best people” for government positions, in reality often appointed candidates mainly distinguished by scandal and/or incompetence. By contrast, President Joe Notrump’s supporters say his appointments are characterized by a high level of expertise.

A case in point is Secretary of State Wynkin Blinkered. Unlike his predecessor, Dump appointee Dick Pompous, Blinkered’s supporters say he has brought a high level of careful consideration and understanding to the role of America’s top diplomat.

This has been particularly evident in regard to the Ukraine crisis. Some observers feared that Blinkered had gone too far when he repeatedly declared support for the “fundamental principle” that Ukraine – and any other country – had the right to join any military alliance they wished to join. The concern was summarized by a question addressed to Blinkered at a recent press conference: “Sir, doesn’t this ‘fundamental principle’ appear to have been opposed by the United States in 1962 in regard to Cuba’s alliance with the Soviet Union and its stationing of missiles in Cuba?”

In what admirers call a “class act,” the Secretary responded: “That’s a perceptive observation. But all things change. The right to join alliances is a 21st century fundamental principle. In 1962, the 20th century, fundamental principles were different.”

When the reporter followed up by asking, “But aren’t you concerned that now, in this century, Russia and Cuba might form an alliance that involves placing missiles in Cuba?”, Blinkered reassured him: “No, I’m not at all concerned. There’s no way they could get missiles past our blockade.”

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