TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Ask yourself how you would handle it. You're the Congress, and you are moved by the suffering in Ukraine. Every American is. Americans are kind people, they want to help. Civilians in Ukraine are being crushed by Vladimir Putin. That's true.
How can we help? Well, why don't we send more weapons to Ukraine in the middle of a war? Doesn't sound like a bad idea, but if you were going to make that decision, you'd probably feel some kind of moral obligation to consider the ramifications, like what effect this will actually have?
Is it possible that doing this — as well intentioned as it is, and it is — is it possible doing this will be counterproductive?
Will it hurt the people I'm hoping to help? Will it, for example, prolong the fighting in Ukraine at the expense of the vulnerable civilian population in Ukraine?
If I do this, could I inadvertently be doing to Ukraine what the West inadvertently did to, let's say Iraq, and Syria, and Libya and Afghanistan? You wouldn't want that. You would hate to do something like that again. Because that would be cruel. So, you would want to make sure that you weren't doing that. But not a single person in Washington, at least in public, appears to be asking that question. No one is allowed to ask that question. What are you, a Putin defender?