Bernie Sanders’ War Votes; Yes Virginia, he has them. A long list of them, all drawn right from the Congressional record.
Progressive? We don’t think so.
Bernard Sanders has been voting for, funding and supporting corporate-American wars about extraction for the past 33 years. And he continues to support this insanity today. When his consituents complain about his warlike ways, he has them arrested or tells them to shut up.
In spite of claims of being antiwar,
his “hawkish” support of Clinton’s
military actions in the 1999 Kosovo
War caused one of his advisers to quit. When antiwar activists occupied Sanders’ office in 1999 because of that support of Clinton’s war policies, he had them arrested.
No, Bernie’s Not Anti-War
St. Clair adds:
“Recall that over the 8 years of Clinton Time,
Iraq was bombed an average of once every four days.”
On Foreign Policy,
is Just Another Tool
of the American War Machine
By Eoin Higgins
The left is increasingly coming to the understanding that although Sanders has some advantages in his difference over others in his party on domestic policy, he’s always been hawkish on foreign policy. Biederman described Sanders as discarding a progressive worldview in exchange for a better vision at home.
”[Foreign policy is] not a giant priority for him, but because American liberals default to endless war, that’s what he defaults to,” Biederman explained.
Racist and Pro-War Bernie Sanders
Is No Socialist and No Friend of the Working Class
by Steven Argue
Bernie Sanders is also in favor of U.S. imperialism. He has supported every U.S. war including Bill Clinton’s war on Yugoslavia and Israel’s war on Gaza, as well as the U.S. wars on Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Iraq.
Sanders voted for the 2014 senate resolution that backed the Israeli massacre of thousands of civilians in Gaza.
He supported the Bill Clinton / UN starvation blockade that murdered over 1.5 million Iraqis, most of them children.
Bernie Sanders’ Troubling History of Supporting U.S. Military Violence Abroad
The attack on Kosovo is hardly the extent of Sanders’ hawkishness. While it’s true he voted against the Iraq war, he voted in favor of authorizing funds for that war and the one in Afghanistan. More recently, he voted in favor of a $1 billion aid package for the coup government in Ukraine and supported Israel’s assault on Gaza. At a town hall meeting he admitted that Israel may have “overreacted,” but he blamed Hamas for the entire conflict. When an audience member asked why he refused to condemn Israel’s actions, he told critics: “Excuse me! Shut up! You don’t have the microphone.”
Bernie Sanders a Warmonger and Economically Illiterate
Bernie Sander’s Foreign Policy of warmongering
He voted yes on Bombing Kosovo.
He voted to finance the Iraq War multiple times.
Supports the war in Afghanistan and voted for it.
Supported the coup in Ukraine and voted to give 1 billion dollars towards it.
Supports aiding Al Qaeda in Syria and calls them “moderate rebels”
Voted to invade Libya. Clinton said “With all due respect, senator, you voted for regime change with respect to Libya. You joined the Senate in voting to get rid of Gaddafi, and you asked that there be a Security Council validation of that with a resolution.” About the only truthful thing that’s ever come out of her mouth. Bernie was a cosponsor of the war propaganda resolution.
Voted for sanctions on Iran and Libya
Pro Drone Strike
He’s an imperialist
He supported US intervention in Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Liberia, Zaire (Congo), Albania, Sudan, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia
He Supports Saudi Arabia bombing Yemen and he is in total denial that Saudi Arabia is backing ISIS not fighting them.
His only vote against a war was Iraq however many Democrats did that and as a vote against Bush not the War.
Bernie voted to fund the war and had no problem with it once Obama was in charge of it. He also supported the sanctions that killed hundreds of thousands of children.
He also was against impeaching George Bush and called it impractical.
He gutted the audit the fed bill (the night before it was being voted on)
He voted for several NDAAs
Calls Assad a dictator.
Totally supports Israel. He told people in a town hall meeting to shut up about it.
“Leftish Democrats insist they can reform the corporate-run, Russia-obsessed Democratic Party from the inside, but most pay little attention to war. However, “War is not a side issue in the United States; it is the central political issue, on which all the others turn.” Some think Bernie Sanders should run with the Peoples Party. But, “Sanders is a warmonger, not merely by association, but by virtue of his own positions.”
“The United States does not have a national health care system worthy of the name, because it is in the war business, not the health business or the social equality business.”
Bernie talks the talk about equity, but votes for wars which prevent it.
The congressional record says Bernie votes for war. This cannot be unwritten.
“Biederman described Sanders as discarding a progressive worldview in exchange for a better vision at home.”[Foreign policy is] not a giant priority for him, but because American liberals default to endless war, that’s what he defaults to,” Biederman explained.”
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