Before Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014, who claimed it was "extremely far-fetched" that Russia would do such a thing?
In 2008, Sarah Palin stated that Barack Obama's "indecision and moral equivalence" about Russia's invasion of Georgia is "the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next." When she said this, Foreign Policy, "one of the most credible names in international politics and global affairs," ridiculed her statement as "strange" and reported that "this is an extremely far-fetched scenario." In 2014, Russia invaded Ukraine, and despite repeated requests from the Ukrainian government, Obama and Joe Biden refused to provide them lethal weapons to defend themselves. This led Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to remark, "Blankets and night vision goggles are important, but one cannot win a war with a blanket." Within a year of taking office, President Trump approved the transfer of lethal weapons to Ukraine.