President Volodomyr Zelensky told Biden to cut it out, and that he was endangering the Ukraine economy with that wild talk.
Administration officials and spokespeople went blue in the face saying Putin was about to invade, and many in the US press replied, "You said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction."
Maybe it would have made a difference at the margins if Ukraine's leader Volodymyr Zelensky had trusted the US intelligence and had swung into action to harden his military defenses.
George W. Bush laid the foundations for the disaster in the Ukraine by destroying American credibility on enemy intentions and capabilities.
Bush also vocally tried to spread around fascist ideas at odds with the United Nations charter such as "preemptive war"--i.e., launching an all-out war on another country in case they may at some point in the future come into conflict with you. Putin would say his Ukraine war is preemptive.
W. also issued the "Bush doctrine" making harboring "terrorists" a basis for war, which India and Pakistan immediately deployed against one another. Putin sees the democratically elected Zelensky government as hand in glove with the small Ukrainian far-right nationalist movement, which he categorizes as terrorists.
Putin did not need Bush's example, of launching an aggressive war on a country that hadn't attacked you, in order to plot against Ukraine. But the American ability to counter him and have it received with a straight face by the rest of the world was completely undermined by W.'s mendacious warmongering.