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One Democrat and Two Republicans Agree

February 29, 2016

Cong. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), has resigned her Party position as the Democrat Party’s Vice Chairman and endorsed Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders, for the Democrat nomination for President of the United States.

Though her resignation seems frivolous and not in keeping with how those who get along in Congress go along, her reason for this decision impacts both Parties in the Presidential election.

Cong. Gabbard, in 2005, served a 12-month tour at Logistical Support Area Anaconda in Iraq as a Major in the Army National Guard where she was a specialist with a 29th Support Battalion medical company.

That experience convinced her that she cannot support the nomination of Hillary Clinton who is an advocate of foreign military engagements.

George W. Bush was also motivated to bring democracy to the Middle East and invaded Iraq. That decision broke the balance of power in the region and gave Russia an opportunity to return troops to the region, gave Iran hegemony over Iraq and diminished the political positions of Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states.

In the Republican field of candidates for President, only Donald Trump and Rand Paul opposed the interventionism of George W. Bush. Trump aggressively criticized Jeb Bush and forcefully announced his criticism of “W” before the South Carolina primary election-and won.

Cong. Gabbard, Donald Trump and Rand Paul are important signs of weariness with “Crusades” that places American military in harm’s way for reasons other than the national interest.

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