In my Sunday column, I described the division among leading
Cruz has carved out his own idiosyncratic corner of Ukraine policy, much of which seems intended to bolster his argument that he’s the GOP's only true heir of
"On one side you have the views of
He says he’d impose tougher sanctions on Russia than President
He says he'd send more missile defense systems to Poland and other Eastern European countries, a Reaganesque idea that McCain and others also support.
But Cruz also says he’d begin the process of withdrawing from the 2011 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia — a proposal Reagan, who yearned for nuclear disarmament, might not endorse. The first START was launched by Reagan and completed by his successor,
But one of the most pressing questions is whether the United States should send military aid to Kiev — and on that, Cruz doesn't have a position.
"He'd have to see a specific plan — what is proposed and what it would achieve — before taking a stance," a Cruz spokesman told me last week.
That sounds like a waffle — and not very Reaganesque at all.