It is not just a moral stain on humanity for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to remain in power, but also a major threat to American and allied interests.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) released a presidential campaign ad this week which denounces regime change wars while showing a clip of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s military dropping barrel bombs on a Syrian city.
A victory for Nicolás Maduro, coupled with Bashar al-Assad’s conquest over the same time period, would send a clear message to dictators and rogue regimes around the world: fight with as much brutality as possible and you will get your way, without having to be held accountable; the West will condemn you but do nothing more.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D., Hawaii) campaign criticized “media giants ruled by corporate interests” in a fundraising email sent out on Saturday. The email also suggests journalism is being used against her campaign in a manner akin to 1950s-era McCarthyism.
In defending Bashar al-Assad, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has lost all credibility, if she ever had any, to discuss human rights and to define America’s national security interests.
Tulsi Gabbard’s views on foreign policy would make the world more dangerous and embolden anti-American autocrats.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Wednesday released a statement criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria, calling it an “Obama-like mistake.”