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Americans Support Tulsi Gabbard’s Warnings against War in Democrats’ Debate

June 27, 2019 (EIRNS)—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard forced the great strategic issue of the danger of nuclear war, the urgency of ensuring that the U.S. does not go to war against Iran, and the need to end the current wars (e.g., Afghanistan) on the agenda in the first of the Democratic Party Presidential candidate debates last night.

Drudge Report, which is followed by many in President Donald Trump’s base, headlined the “shocker” result of its online survey after the debate: over 41% of the 75,000 people who answered its poll voted Gabbard the winner of the debate. In similar, if smaller surveys by the Washington Examiner, NJ.com (Newark Star Ledger), and Heavy, Gabbard also carried the day with between 30-40% of the “vote,” the other candidates coming in far behind.

Gabbard used the first question to her—about her position on equal pay—to force the war issue onto the agenda. After recounting her military experience—she is a war veteran who served one tour in Iraq, and a second in Southwest Asia, and now carries the rank of Major in the Army National Guard—Gabbard answered that our leaders have been leading us from one war to the next, and leading us into a new Cold War and arms race, costing us trillions of our taxpayer dollars and thousands of American lives.

Later, she hit the biggest danger: “We’re in a greater risk of nuclear war today than ever before in history.”

The American people need to understand that a war on Iran would be far more devastating, far more costly, than anything that we saw in Iraq, she stated at another point. It would take more lives, would exacerbate the refugee crisis, and would not be contained to Iran. This would turn into a regional war. She continued: “That’s why it is so important that everyone one of us, every single American, stands up and says no war with Iran.”

NBC, citing FBI agents and other known liars, immediately put out the line that Gabbard is being promoted by “the Russian propaganda machine that tried to influence the 2016 U.S. election.” What worries them, as “former” FBI agent Clint Watts admitted to NBC, is that candidate Gabbard may be able to make such “positions” part of the Democratic primary debates—and thereby of the presidential election as a whole.

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