Dear Friend of America's Survival,
In a Wall Street Journal article, Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard says, "Those who are indebted to the war machine and the overreaching intelligence agencies, as well as their cheerleaders in the media, are determined to take me down because they know they can’t control me. I’m directly challenging their power."
She declares, "I’m running for president to undo Mrs. Clinton’s failed legacy. From Iraq to Libya to Syria, her record is replete with foreign-policy catastrophes."
Tulsi Gabbard is a far left-winger but is correct about the intelligence agencies and the "war machine," in the sense that we have gone to war in places like Libya and Syria without congressional authorization.
The U.S. also went to war in Iraq, but WITH congressional authorization based on flawed intelligence. Indeed, President Bush received approval from Congress after 9/11 for waging a war on global Islamic terrorism and the war in Iraq.
The lesson the U.S. should have learned from Iraq is that the "gift" of democratic government for the Arabs and Muslims in that country was not appreciated, and that they can't handle self-government.
Another point: President Clinton in 1999 waged a war without Congressional approval against Serbia, a part of the country of Yugoslavia, which was ruled by a communist, Slobodan Milosevic, but which posed absolutely no military threat to the U.S. Clinton’s military intervention put the U.S. (and NATO) effectively on the side of Muslim terrorists in the Kosovo Liberation Army.
For America's Survival,