Bernie Sanders, the current darling of the Socialist left, is running a campaign focused on a “progressive”, read Socialist, domestic agenda leaving very little room for anything resembling foreign policy.
While I’m sure that if he had a foreign policy of his own, it would likely be terrifying, however the fact that he doesn’t can only lead us to believe any foreign policy out of a Sanders administration would be fully shaped by those around him, and that is positively disturbing.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders has tapped several critics of Israel to advise him on foreign policy, including one who has compared Israelis to “Nazis” and accused them of waging “a Holocaust.”
Sanders, who is Jewish and had family members slaughtered during the Holocaust, recently disclosed that his top foreign policy advisers include J Street, a dovish Middle East advocacy group that backs some of Congress’ most vocal critics of Israel, former assistant Secretary of Defense Larry Korb, and James Zogby, an Israel detractor who heads the Arab American Institute.
A top Democratic Presidential candidate surrounding himself with anti-Israel advisors. Is this the state of the Democratic Party?
While relations with Israel, an ally of ours, have been strained during the current administration, it seems that a Sanders administration would be aiming at completely eliminating that relationship leaving America with no allies in an area where there isn’t outright hatred for America is desperately needed.
“If advisers are a crystal ball to the future of foreign policy, then Sanders seeks a policy which doubles down on many of the failed assumptions that have undercut Obama’s policies,” said Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser and terrorism analyst. “America’s adversaries are real and are motivated by ideology rather than grievance. To rest American national security on the good will of anti-American despots and Islamists is never a good gamble.”
So there we have it, a candidate with a socialist domestic policy, and a foreign policy sure to be weak on National Security, running against a candidate with a socialist domestic policy, and a foreign policy weak on National security. This is the Democrat party folks.
Source: Washington Free Beacon