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Quick nat sec reaction to Tulsi announcement:

1) She seems to be a genuine person & I respect her service.

2) The idea that she's "not taking sides" in overseas conflicts is not true. She is an apologist for Assad, RU, Iran, & has spread RU propaganda about US mil role overseas
I have no reason to believe that she is acting as a foreign agent, and there is no proof for such an allegation. She has served her country honorably and remains a patriotic person. So I assume she plays an ignorant, unwitting role in spreading Russian and Iranian propaganda.
This isn't to say that all of her instincts are bad. She is certainly right in her critiques of hyper interventionist policies that led to the long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Congress needs more voices for general restraint in foreign policy.
FWIW, Rep. Gabbard isn't only 1 who has been ridiculous on Syria.

These two ideas are equally foolish:
-Hyper interventionist demands to topple Assad on behalf of Sunni jihadis. (Rubio, Graham, McCain, Clinton)
-Gabbard "peace for our time" moments w/ Assad, a murderous thug.
On 1st point, consider u can't just topple Assad & wipe hands clean. What's to say another Assad-like tyrant won't replace him? Ask why Israel, Syria's enemy, has not killed him. If we do, we are responsible for stability ops. That means 10s of 1000s of US ground troops. Hell no.
People, this is foreign policy analysis. Of course there are many reasons why conservatives would not support Tulsi Gabbard on domestic and econ policy, but that's not what I'm discussing here.
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