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Response to McKim (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:45 AM

16. You mean like people who voted for military intervention in Iraq in 1998, twice, but hammer others

 

for voting for a resolution to go to the UN to intervene, and use the possibility of the U.S. having to go to war on their own as leverage to get the UN to take action?

But that sort of doublespeak aside, a POTUS inherits a world, and the results/consequences of past U.S. policy when they enter office. In foreign policy the choices are often not between "civilians get killed/civilians don't get killed" but "Many civilians die/Many civilians die and the power structure in the region changes for the worse."

I am more interested to know who they would choose as advisors. In the world as it is right now, to simply say, "We don't order military strikes that are not directly in a defensive response to an attack on our own citizens and land" isn't realistic or honest.

I want someone who can sit at the table with military leaders and listen to them, and then make decisions under the guidance of expert diplomats and others with a specialty in the issue where military action is expected to alter the course of things towards a positive.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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