Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is standing up for President Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy against neocons in the Republican Party who desire to go back to the George W. Bush era.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), daughter of former Vice President and Iraq War architect Dick Cheney, made an appearance on Fox News’ “The Daily Briefing” on Tuesday where she argued for Trump to keep troops in Afghanistan.
“We know what happens when we walk away,” she said. “We are now in a situation where we’ve got a sufficient number of troops on the ground to prevent safe havens and people have got to remember that Afghanistan is a place from which the terrorists planned and plotted and trained and attacked us on 9/11 — We cannot let that happen again.”
Cheney’s words come shortly after the release of the Afghanistan Papers, which showed that bureaucrats in Washington D.C. deliberately misled the public about progress in the mountainous arid nation commonly referred to as the “graveyard of empires” to do public relations for the war operation.
Even though it is now widely understood that top military officials see no chance at victory in Afghanistan, Cheney wants troops to remain over there to continue spilling their blood needlessly. Paul finds this to be completely unacceptable.
“I think the Cheneys are unrepentant warmongers. They still won’t admit that the Iraq War was a mistake,” Paul said.
“What they need to realize that when we topple regimes — when we topple strongmen that may not be the best of leaders — what we get is a vacuum and we get more terrorism. So ostensibly, they want to go overseas to fight them over there and to wipe out terrorism, but it turns out we go over there and we end up having chaos when we depose regimes and have no government,” he added.
After all the damage that their policies have caused to America, Paul believes that the Cheneys should quit while they are behind and remove themselves from public life permanently.
“America needs to quit listening to them. They need to fade into obscurity,” he said.
Although President Trump is far from a non-interventionist, his foreign policy mindset is much closer to Paul’s than it is to Cheney’s. He has talked about the futility of the wars in the Middle East on many occasions, and indicated that he wants to bring the troops home.
“You know, we’re in many countries, many, many countries. I–I’m embarrassed to tell you how many. I know the exact number, but I’m embarrassed to say it because it’s so foolish. We’re in countries–we’re protecting countries that don’t even like us. They take advantage of us. They don’t pay; nothing,” Trump said in October.
Neocons like Cheney, by working incessantly to undermine Trump’s foreign policy, do a great disservice to the President’s “America First” agenda.
Polish Election: National Conservative President Andrzej Duda Leads, Will Face Soros-Linked Liberal Challenger in Runoff
Poland’s President won the first round of the runoff.
Poland’s national conservative President, Andrzej Duda, will face liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski in a runoff election in July. Duda, of the Law and Justice Party, recieved a strong electoral plurality in the first round of elections, taking just under 44%. Trzaskowski recieved 30%, and will be the sole candidate competing against Duda in the runoff elections.
Trzaskowski favors further integrating Poland with the European Union, and has pitched his candidacy to global liberal western elites irritated by euroskeptic and nationalist sentiment in Poland. He’s attended the globalist Bilderberg Conference, and received a scholarship from the Soros Foundation in the early 90’s as a student.
Trzaskowski also led the movement within the country to resettle thousands of Middle Eastern refugees in Poland during the 2015 migrant crisis, a policy that was overturned after Duda took office that year.
Duda has campaigned on reforming the nation’s judiciary, resisting political imperatives from unelected European Union bureaucrats in Brussels(without calling for the Eastern European nation to leave the EU), and opposition to attempts to promote a western-style cultural agenda in Poland. Duda has spoken against the promotion of homosexual ideology in the country, comparing the previous generation’s experiences living under communism to the liberal agenda. “They didn’t fight for this so that a new ideology would appear that is even more destructive,” said Duda in a campaign rally earlier this month.
Various other political parties competed in the first round elections, including other right-wing and conservative parties, who marshaled approximately 9% of the vote combined. If Duda can unite voters inclined to vote for parties to the right of Law and Justice, he stands a strong chance to cruise to an easy victory with more than 50% of the vote.
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