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February 16, 2016

Bernie’s Iraq War Hypocrisy — Voted twice in support of regime change in Iraq • The economic sanctions that may have killed as many as 500,000 Iraqi children

Filed under: Bernie Sanders,War • ToBeFree — Jeff Fenske @ 7:36 pm

From: Counterpunch

Blood Traces: Bernie’s Iraq War Hypocrisy

Sanders supported Bill Clinton’s war on Serbia, voted for the 2001 Authorization Unilateral Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF), which pretty much allowed Bush to wage war wherever he wanted, backed Obama’s Libyan debacle and supports an expanded US role in the Syrian Civil War.

More problematic for the Senator in Birkenstocks is the little-known fact that Bernie Sanders himself voted twice in support of regime change in Iraq. In 1998 Sanders voted in favor of the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, which said: “It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime.”

Later that same year, Sanders also backed a resolution that stated: “Congress reaffirms that it should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic  government to replace that regime.” These measures gave congressional backing for the CIA’s covert plan to overthrow the Hussein regime in Baghdad, as well as the tightening of an economic sanctions regime that may have killed as many as 500,000 Iraqi children. The resolution also gave the green light to Operation Desert Fox….

Recall that over the 8 years of Clinton Time, Iraq was bombed an average of once every four days.

Even though Sanders markets himself as an “independent socialist,” in fact, he has rarely dissented against the Democratic Party orthodoxy, especially when it comes to military intervention. That should permanently settle the notion of whether Bernie is a real Democrat. With the blood of 500,000 Iraqi children on his hands, surely Sanders has already won the “Humanitarian Warrior Seal of Approval,” which leaves us with only one haunting question: Was it worth it, Senator Sanders?

Entire Article Here

Related:

Bernie Sanders is a Warmonger – His Record Proves!

(video) *JEWISH* TRUTHER Gilad Atzmon on Jewish Power: BERNIE SANDERS is CONTROLLED OPPOSITION, as are Chomsky, Finkelstein, ‘Democracy Now’… • “When Jews accept that something about them is becoming a problem they INVENT THEIR OWN DISSENT” • America becoming a service economy is the “JEWIFICATION OF THE WESTERN WAY OF THINKING” • Rivero: “We call it the ‘Zionification of America’” • Atzmon: ~”When we call it ‘Zionification’ it’s because we are AFRAID TO USE THE ‘J’ WORD. It’s NOT ‘ZIONIFICATION’ because there is no connection between the Jews desiring to move to Palestine and the DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA AS A PRODUCTIVE PLACE” • Rivero: “We’re so focused on making sure that we are not discriminating against other people that WE DON’T RECOGNIZE when we ourselves are being discriminated against” — ‘What Really Happened Show’ 2/2/16

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