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Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:43 PM

 

Bernie Sanders on CNN: Hillary Clinton too willing to use U.S. military

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Sanders: Clinton too willing to use U.S. military
By Eric Bradner, CNN
June 5, 2016

Washington (CNN) Bernie Sanders unleashed a sharp attack on Hillary Clinton over foreign policy on Sunday, casting her as too eager to use U.S. military force and saying her family charity's acceptance of foreign countries' contributions could be a conflict of interest.

The Vermont senator told CNN's Jake Tapper the former secretary of state is too quick to "rush in" and remove dictators and he criticized Clinton's approaches to Iraq, Libya and Syria.

"I worry about that, yeah, I do. I think her support for the war in Iraq was not just an aberration," Sanders said of Clinton's vote to authorize the Iraq War, in the interview that aired on "State of the Union."

"I think that her willingness to kind of push President (Barack) Obama to overthrow (Libyan leader Moammar) Gaddafi and lead to the kind of instability that we're seeing now in Libya -- not inconsistent with her other views on Syria, where she wants a no-fly zone, which I think can suck us into never-ending conflict in that area," he said.


Speaking about Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi, Sanders said: "These are terrible, brutal dictators. But our job is to think what happens the day after these people are removed -- the kind of instability that occurs."

"The world would be better off with these dictators out of power, but there are ways to get them out of power without causing mass instability and the deaths of many, many, many hundreds of thousands of people," Sanders said.

He conceded that "no, it's not that easy, but you bring the entire world together."

Sanders was also sharply critical of the Clinton Foundation -- the Clinton family's charitable organization -- for accepting millions of dollars in donations from countries like Saudi Arabia during her tenure as America's top diplomat.

"Do I have any problems when a sitting secretary of state and a foundation run by her husband collect many millions of dollars from foreign governments which are dictatorships?" Sanders said. "You don't have a lot of civil liberties or democratic rights in Saudi Arabia. You don't have a lot of respect there for opposition points of view, for gay rights, for women's rights."

"Yes," he said. "Do I have a problem with that? Yeah, I do."

Asked if he thinks those donations create the appearance of a conflict of interest, Sanders said: "Yeah, I do. I do."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/05/politics/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-foreign-policy/index.html

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Reply Bernie Sanders on CNN: Hillary Clinton too willing to use U.S. military (Original post)
imagine2015 Jun 2016 OP
Post removed Jun 2016 #1
onehandle Jun 2016 #2
randome Jun 2016 #7
morningfog Jun 2016 #12
randome Jun 2016 #14
morningfog Jun 2016 #15
JRLeft Jun 2016 #3
RobertEarl Jun 2016 #9
JRLeft Jun 2016 #11
Bleacher Creature Jun 2016 #4
RobertEarl Jun 2016 #8
MisterP Jun 2016 #5
Octafish Jun 2016 #6
Uncle Joe Jun 2016 #10
bigwillq Jun 2016 #13

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:46 PM

2. Who? nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:51 PM

7. Bernie Sanders *

 

* An Independent Senator who joined the Democratic Party in 2015 so he could run as President but lost the nomination early on.
[hr][font color="blue"][center]Stop looking for heroes. BE one.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to randome (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 11:08 AM

12. By early on you mean the penultimate day of voting.

 

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Response to morningfog (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 11:45 AM

14. A lot of posters called it in March. They have been shown to be right.

 

I was never well-versed enough to say one way or the other that far back but it became increasingly likely, imo. I tend to trust the opinions of those who seem to take the hyperbole out of their posts.
[hr][font color="blue"][center]Stop looking for heroes. BE one.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to randome (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 11:53 AM

15. THe predicted the outcome. That wasn't the end.

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:47 PM

3. We need to worry about ourselves and stay out of conflicts we make problems worse.

 

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:53 PM

9. Very good foreign policy, that

 

Being the world's bully like Hillary aspires to, is not good for anyone but the profiteers.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 11:07 AM

11. Agreed, every time we intervene we make things worse.

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:49 PM

4. He's just throwing whatever he can at her at this point and seeing what sticks.

It's not uncommon in the waning moments of a failing candidate, but it's not a good thing for the party as we pivot to the GE.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:52 PM

8. It sticks!! It sticks!!

 

That's what truth does. Sure is ugly, isn't it. That's what motivated you to blurb, amirite?

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:50 PM

5. response: "no she doesn't! and it's a good thing that she does!"

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:51 PM

6. Should be a major concern for all voters.

Nothing wastes Democracy like war.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:55 PM

10. Bernie nailed it.




Thanks for the thread, imagine2015.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 11:09 AM

13. K and R (nt)

 

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