Patterico's Pontifications

11/21/2015

Democrat: ISIS Would Not Be So Strong If U.S. Did Not Topple Dictators

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:18 am

See? It’s not impossible for me to agree with a Democrat:

Democratic National Committee Vice Chairwoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) told CNN’s Jake Tapper Friday that the Islamic State would not be a[s] strong as it is today if the United States had not overthrown Middle Eastern dictators.

Gabbard voiced her opinion after being pressed by Tapper for suggesting the U.S. shouldn’t be working to topple “blood-thirsty tyrant” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“The same things were said about Saddam Hussein in Iraq; the same things were said about Gadhafi in Libya,” Gabbard said. “Look at the state of these countries today — they have been overrun and are filled with chaos.

“ISIS and Islamic extremist groups have grown stronger in these countries and are terrorizing the people there,” the congresswoman continued.

She’s right.

There are no solutions, only trade-offs.

In the past 10-12 years, we have made bad trade-offs.


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