Politics is not so much about getting things done, as it is about whom to blame when those things go wrong.
The Biden administration chose to tether a limited Israel military resupply package to a huge one for Ukraine. The goal here was to put Republicans on the wrong side of the Israel debate and then, in the wake of the bad news from Ukraine’s offensive, to blame them for the loss of the war.
The official D.C. echo chamber narrative is that refusing to fund Ukraine further will lose the war despite the assessments inside both Ukraine and D.C. that the offensive has failed.
Conveniently this will shift the blame from the Biden administration, which tried to micro-manage the war and went all in on it, to congressional Republicans who had little to do with it.
Apart from the debate about the war, this is a deeply cynical move.
Biden went all in on the war and he should take responsibility for its outcome. Instead, the administration has kept trying to make the war about what congressional Republicans think. Biden has gotten funding for the war. A whole lot of it. And yet somehow his people are never responsible for its conduct or its prospective outcome.