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The responses of candidates—Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders—ranged from expressing skepticism about the U.S. narrative on Iran’s actions and condemning “forever wars” to handwringing about whether Trump is following the right process for starting a war and reinforcing the White House narrative that Iran as a “threat.”

 

While Sanders appears to adopt the strongest and most morally informed oppositional stance, Warren trails just behind him, owed to her slightly weaker legislative record on Iran.

Meanwhile, candidates like Harris and Biden, who continue to espouse rhetoric about the supposed national security threat posed by Iran and focus more on procedural critiques rank among the weakest.


Bernie Sanders: “Let me just say this: I will do everything I personally can as a United States Senator to stop the United States attacking Iran. If we go into a war with Iran, this will be an asymmetrical war which will go on and on and on. There will be never-ending wars in the Middle East…So we have got to do everything we can to bring the antagonists, Saudi Arabia, which is a brutal dictatorship, together with Iran…Use the power of the United States to work out a diplomatic solution, not a military solution.”

 

“Attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman are unacceptable and must be fully investigated. But this incident must not be used as a pretext for a war with Iran, a war which would be an unmitigated disaster for the United States, Iran, the region and the world. The time is now for the United States to exert international leadership and bring the countries in the region together to forge a diplomatic solution to the growing tensions. I would also remind President Trump that there is no congressional authorization for a war with Iran. A unilateral U.S. attack on Iran would be illegal and unconstitutional.”

 

Elizabeth Warren: “I hope Iran chooses a different path. But let’s be clear: Trump provoked this crisis. He has no strategy to contain it, he’s burned through our friends and allies, and now he’s doubling down on military force. We can’t afford another forever war.”

 

On June 20 Warren elaborated on her comments, adopting a stronger oppositional stance to the prospect of war with Iran.

 

“Trump provoked this crisis, and his reckless foreign policy by tweet will only worsen it. I've co-sponsored legislation to prohibit a war with Iran. We need to de-escalate tensions—not let the war hawks in this administration drag us into conflict. #NoWarWithIran”

 

That same day, she followed with:

 

“Donald Trump promised to bring our troops home. Instead he has pulled out of a deal that was working and instigated another unnecessary conflict. There is no justification for further escalating this crisis—we need to step back from the brink of war.”

 

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21934/war_iran_trump_sanders-harris_biden_warren_buttigieg

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Welcome to the real world, Donnie.  This ain't no reality TV anymore.



    

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@MsStretch wrote:

Speaking of moronic foreign policy, what's happening with Venezuela?  Nothing?  Didn't Trump say Maduro would be out of there?

 

...Trump has clearly been frustrated about a foreign policy issue he “always thought of . . . as low-hanging fruit” on which he “could get a win and tout it as a major foreign policy victory,” the former official said. “Five or six months later . . . it’s not coming together.”

Since early last month, Trump has rarely spoken publicly about Venezuela or his “all options” promise to use military force if necessary to achieve U.S. goals there.
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Trump’s Twitter account, which once provided regular saber-rattling on Venezuela, has largely gone silent on the subject.

In one exception, Trump tweeted early this month that “Russia has informed us that they have removed most of their people from Venezuela.” After Russia denied it, saying there had been no such action or communication with the administration, it was never mentioned again.

It was Russian President Vladi­mir Putin whom Trump had called in early May to tell him — leader to leader — that Moscow’s support for Maduro had to stop. Both Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had already put Russia on notice. But Trump, after the call, had said mildly that Putin assured him that Russia was “not looking at all to get involved in Venezuela, other than he’d like to see something positive happen.”

Source: WP: With Maduro entrenched in Venezuela, Trump loses patience and interest in issue, officials say


Yep, Putin assured him, just like he always does. Translated: Putin's got this.

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   The latest debacle is certainly Iran, but he is still hip deep in both Syria and Yemen of which I doubt he could find on a map.    Reminder:   what is he doing with NAFTA2, the first slam dunk that is now long overdue - but he probably lost interest.     Next debacle will be US Citizens living abroad ( just a couple of million) that may have their ability to vote curtailed because donald is unhappy with the Internation Rates for Postage treaty/ arrangement.    RW don't get in a dander - military still have their own postal delivery service.  

 

     He is the dog that caught the car....now what?   Neither he or the dog know.

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The problem with Trump is...many.  And when it comes to US foreign policy, he is totally ignorant.  Then another problem is, he (and only he) "thinks" he has a clue.  And he doesn't!  He has insulted and alienated just about all of our allies around the world all while talking up our adversaries--making for many strange and uncomfortable bedfellows.  And so who are we gonna call when we need to form a global/military alliance?  Ghostbusters?  Might have better luck with them than Canada right now.

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Speaking of moronic foreign policy, what's happening with Venezuela?  Nothing?  Didn't Trump say Maduro would be out of there?

 

...Trump has clearly been frustrated about a foreign policy issue he “always thought of . . . as low-hanging fruit” on which he “could get a win and tout it as a major foreign policy victory,” the former official said. “Five or six months later . . . it’s not coming together.”

Since early last month, Trump has rarely spoken publicly about Venezuela or his “all options” promise to use military force if necessary to achieve U.S. goals there.
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Trump’s Twitter account, which once provided regular saber-rattling on Venezuela, has largely gone silent on the subject.

In one exception, Trump tweeted early this month that “Russia has informed us that they have removed most of their people from Venezuela.” After Russia denied it, saying there had been no such action or communication with the administration, it was never mentioned again.

It was Russian President Vladi­mir Putin whom Trump had called in early May to tell him — leader to leader — that Moscow’s support for Maduro had to stop. Both Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had already put Russia on notice. But Trump, after the call, had said mildly that Putin assured him that Russia was “not looking at all to get involved in Venezuela, other than he’d like to see something positive happen.”

Source: WP: With Maduro entrenched in Venezuela, Trump loses patience and interest in issue, officials say



    

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