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Pat Buchanan Writes ‘Memo to Trump: Trade Bolton for Tulsi’

June 29, 2019 (EIRNS)—An item Pat Buchanan published on his blog on June 27, “Memo to Trump: Trade Bolton for Tulsi,” was full of praise for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-HI) and her sharp focus on the war issue in the 7 minutes she got to speak out during this week’s two-hour debate among Democratic presidential candidates. In that debate, Gabbard said:

“For too long our leaders have failed us, taking us into one regime-change war after the next, leading us into a new cold war and arms race, costing us trillions of our hard-earned taxpayer dollars and countless lives. This insanity must end.”

Gabbard also attacked both the “president and his chickenhawk cabinet (who) have led us to the brink of war with Iran.”

Buchanan argued that

“her performance may shake up the Democratic race. If she can rise a few points above her 1-2% in the polls, Gabbard could be assured a spot in the second round of debates.... If she makes it into the second round, Gabbard could become the catalyst for the kind of globalist vs. nationalist debate that broke out between Trump and Bush Republicans in 2016.”

Buchanan continued:

“The problem Gabbard presents for Democrats is that ... she takes positions that split her party, while her rivals prefer to talk about what unites the party, like the terribleness of Trump, free college tuition and soaking the rich. Given more airtime, she will present problems for the GOP as well. For the foreign policy Tulsi Gabbard is calling for is not far off from the foreign policy Donald Trump promised in 2016 but has since failed to deliver. We still have 2,000 troops in Syria, 5,000 in Iraq, 14,000 in Afghanistan. We just moved an aircraft carrier task force, B-52s and 1,000 troops to the Persian Gulf to confront Iran. We are about to impose sanctions on the Iranian foreign minister with whom we would need to negotiate to avoid a war.”

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