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Notably he supported NATO’s bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, a stance which caused one of his staffers to resign in protest. …The attack on Kosovo is hardly the extent of Sanders’ hawkishness. While it’s true he voted against the Iraq War, he also voted in favor of authorizing funds for that war and the one in Afghanistan. More recently, he voted in favor of a $1 billion aid package for the coup government Ukraine and supported Israel’s assault on Gaza. At a town hall meeting he admitted that Israel may have “overreacted”, but blamed Hamas for the entire conflict. After a woman asked why he refused to condemn Israel’s actions, he told critics: “Excuse me! Shut up! You don’t have the microphone.”
And this is not all Bernie’s baggage: Sanders’ positions on Gaza, U. S. Wars of Choice and munitions profiteering are right-leaning conservative options for maintaining the status quo. This is not acceptable.
Bernie Sanders, George Bush, Barack Obama, Dick Cheney, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronnie Reagan, Elizabeth Warren and the rest of the Millionaires’ Glee Club agree on continued aggression abroad to enhance the corporate bottom line. Perhaps we can learn from the past 36 years of macho-male misadventures and mistakes.
“Had I done my research, I would have discovered Sanders’ frankly hawkish positions on foreign policy. It only takes a brief search to uncover his ardent support for Israeli apartheid, his repeated authorizations of funding for the U.S. military budget, and even his initial vote for Bush’s original Authorization for Use of Military Force resolution that began the war on Afghanistan. I would have even discovered pictures in the local newspaper of activists I knew being thrown out of Sanders’ office for protesting his support of the U.S. bombing of Yugoslavia.” .
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