Senator Klobuchar is proudly defending new found Hawk President Obama’s decision to escalate the war on ISIS by expanding the area of airstrikes from Iraq to also include Syria.
Don’t get me wrong, ISIS is pure evil, but the Senator used to sing a completely different tune on military involvement. In her 2006 campaign, she said wanted to bring all the troops home (well she wiggled and giggled to some form of a pull out stance).
On perhaps the biggest question about Iraq — withdrawing troops — Amy Klobuchar has a different answer now than she did earlier this year. In June she told Minnesota Public Radio she supported bringing home more than half of the troops in 2006 and withdrawing the rest by the end of next year, with one caveat.
“We need to bring a significant number of the troops home,” she said. “One reason I just can’t buy into bringing every single troop out by the end of the year is that if there’s a possibility that a peacekeeping force comes in or the U.N, comes in and if we’re asked to be part of that, we must do that.”
That was last summer.
Here’s the DFL Senate candidate in a recent appearance with Tim Russert on NBC’s Meet the Press.
“Clearly, at this time, this late date in mid-October, we can’t bring a significant number home,” she said. “We have to be reasonable. I have never been one to say ‘bring them all home tomorrow.’ I have never subscribed to one of those mandatory dates, because I understand that, despite my opposition to the war from the beginning, that we have to be responsible about how we bring our troops home.”
“But you did say bring home bring home a significant number this year, you’re saying now that’s probably not doable. What about a vast majority in 2007, which is what you said also?” Russert asked.
“These predictions were built on the promises and the predictions of progress from this administration,” said Klobuchar, “and we simply haven’t seen that so you have to be reasonable in what you’re going to do here.”
Once Klobuchar and Democrats got an anti-war Democrat elected to the Presidency, they did end the war in Iraq based on politics at home. ISIS, in my opinion, is the effect of that political decision to “bring our troops home”. That, coupled with the bungling foreign policy of this Democrat administration have left the World with no leader of the free world.
President Obama and Sen. Klobuchar have been too preoccupied with defeating the Tea Party and ambulance chasing to maintain a firm grasp of the burdensome and icky reality of foreign policy and the importance of not letting politics and the media distort your judgement.
I pray that this country wakes up and realizes that elections have consequences.