We’ve heard the multiple views of Senator John McCain on ISIS, now it’s time to hear from someone far more intelligent.
While speaking on CNN’s State of the Union, Bernie Sanders slammed Bush, reminding us that ISIL exists only as a result of his “disastrous blunder.” It was Bush’s misadventure that allowed ISIL to get a foothold, and Sanders reminded host Cindy Crowley of that when asked about the ISIL situation.
Sanders also added that there was no reason for the United States go it alone, and that there should be a multinational force to defuse ISIS:
It’s a problem for the international community, and you asked me a moment ago why aren’t other countries more deeply involved? I will tell you why. Because they believe that the American taxpayers are going to do it, and American soldiers are ultimately going to do it. And as long as that signal is out there, that’s what’s going to happen. I want the Saudi Arabian government to be actively involved. I want their troops to be on the ground. I don’t want them to believe that we’re going to do it for them. So yes, I think we have to play a very strong and supportive role with the UK, with France, with Canada, with other countries. It can not and should not be the United States alone.
He added that if the conflict is ever seen as one where it’s the United States against the Islamic State, “we’re going to lose that war.” The war is “a war for the soul of Islam,” according to Sanders, who said that the “Muslim Nations must be deeply involved.” If there are going to be any developed countries involved, it should be the former colonial problems responsible for this problem now: The U.K. and France, along with “Germany, other countries as well.”
He then took Warmongers like McCain down a few notches, noting that they would never admit that, “We have been at war for 12 years, we have spent trillions of dollars. We have 500,000 men and women who have come home with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. What I do not want, and what I fear very much is the United States getting sucked into a quagmire, and being involved in perpetual warfare year after year after year. That is my fear.”
No, of course they won’t admit that. McCain still can’t decide who won it, let alone the consequences of it.
You can watch the video below:
h/t Firebrand Progressives