Iraq was not a ‘Good Deal’


Daniel Larison wrote a good response to Jeb Bush’s horrible foreign policy interview with Politico today. He sums up the whole foreign policy debate very well with this little qipp:

The Iraq war was an appalling, unnecessary disaster for all concerned, and anyone that doesn’t understand that should never be allowed near the presidency.

Jeb’s other comments about “finding moderates” in Syria and Iraq, while empowering them, would stop the Wars and create peace is simply horse malarkey. These candidates are just ridiculous… Will the real leaders of America please standup and start running for office.

Ted Cruz SSM response…

Christianity, Politics

Originally this was posted by Fox News

This whole exchange below was prompted by a reporter badgering him in may with the same question, “Do you hate gay people?”

SEN. TED CRUZ: Let me ask a question: Is there something about the left , and I am going to put the media in this category, that is obsessed with sex? Why is it the only question you want to ask concerns homosexuals? Okay, you can ask those questions over and over and over again. I recognize that you’re reading questions from MSNBC…

You’re wincing. You don’t want to talk about foreign policy. I recognize you want to ask another question about gay rights. Well, you know. ISIS is executing homosexuals. You want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of ISIS, the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals. That ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.

REPORTER: Do you have a personal animosity against gay Americans?

CRUZ: Do you have a personal animosity against Christians sir? Your line of questioning is highly curious. You seem fixated on a particular subject. Look, I’m a Christian. Scripture commands us to love everybody and what I have been talking about, with respect to same-sex marriage, is the Constitution which is what we should all be focused on. The Constitution gives marriage to elected state legislators. It doesn’t give the power of marriage to a president, or to unelected judges to tear down the decisions enacted by democratically elected state legislatures.