A lot things have suddenly shifted this week surrounding what might be called the West's consensus narrative on the Ukraine war. Previously any alternative approach or perspective that deviated from Washington's official script and approved terminology on the conflict would have been met with angry denunciations and accusations of being "pro-Kremlin" or a "Putin puppet" in mainstream discourse.
But after a summer of a failing Ukraine counteroffensive, and as Zelensky grows bolder in expressing his frustration and impatience at his Western backers, US officials themselves seem to be changing the way they talk about the crisis. It seems they are getting more honest and open about what's really going on. A fresh CBS segment on Gen. Mark Milley's thoughts on the war is illustrative of this trend...
Jaw-dropping CBS story shows command post from which the US military wages what they’re now calling an American “proxy war” against Russia.— Wyatt Reed (@wyattreed13) September 11, 2023
“The war will continue until one side or the other has achieved” their “political objectives through military means,” suggests top US… pic.twitter.com/cCPtZYoAj3