Bernie makes a presidential appearance and shows who should be the true leader of the US just when Trump kills the Iran deal
‘After 17 years of war in Afghanistan, after 15 years of war in Iraq, the American people do not want to be engaged in never-ending wars in the Middle East.’
While Donald Trump killed the Iran deal, essentially 'crawling' behind Netanyahu and signaling the start of preparations for another US bloody war against the longtime target Iran, Bernie Sanders showed once again who should be the real leader of the United States.
Sanders made a presidential appearance to prove again that he should be in charge, not only for the benefit of the US, but for the benefit and the security of the world. In contrast to the childish, irresponsible puppets who constantly play dangerous war games, Bernie said all the things that a true, responsible leader should say.
A piece of Bernie's speech gives us a strong proof that he is not someone who will hesitate to name the sinister architects of the disastrous wars and deal with them, like the top bloodthirsty neocon, John Bolton: “I would remind you, that his [Trump’s] newly installed National Security Advisor, John Bolton, wrote an article a few years ago entitled ‘To stop Iran's bomb, bomb Iran’. Now, Donald Trump seems to be creating his own excuse for doing exactly that.”
We urge Trump's supporters, who still believe that fairy tale of the 'anti-establishment' Trump, to compare the two speeches, in order to realize that Bernie Sanders is the one that the US warmongering establishment sees as a real threat.
While Trump slipped towards the ordinary cliches and blatant lies of previous GOP presidential puppets, Bernie run full speed against the corporate Democrats and the liberal media who are in bed with the US military-industrial complex, just as the Republicans.
Does this presidential speech by Bernie marks a first step for a third, truly progressive political formation against the current bipartisan dictatorship?
Key parts of Bernie's speech:
President Trump's speech today was the latest in a series of reckless decisions that move our country closer to armed conflict. By reimposing nuclear sanctions on Iran and withdrawing from the joint comprehensive plan of action, otherwise known as the Iran nuclear agreement, President Trump has put our nation on a dangerous path. We should understand that the JCPOA is not just an agreement between the United States and Iran, but one negotiated alongside other members of the international community, including the United Kingdom, France and Germany along with China and Russia. The United Nations Security Council also endorsed it.
With today's announcement, President Trump has also ignored the public statements of his own national security officials, like Joint Chiefs Chairman, Dunford, and Defense Secretary, Mattis, both of whom, have repeatedly said, that staying in the agreement is in the national security interests of the United States.
This agreement is supported by an overwhelming consensus of national security experts around the world and I would note that includes Israel. Last month, 26 former top ranking Israeli military and security officials signed a letter, urging the United States to maintain the agreement, stating unequivocally that the deal is working and that a US decision to pull out would undermine not just US security, but Israel's security as well.
Withdrawing from the agreement could not only free Iran from the limits placed on its nuclear program. It would seriously harm the United States' ability to negotiate future non-proliferation agreements such as the one with North Korea. Why would any country in the world sign such an agreement with the United States and make the necessary concessions if they thought that a reckless president might simply discard that agreement a few years later?
If we are genuinely concerned with Iran's behavior in the region, as I am, this is the worst possible course of action. It will make addressing all of these other problems much more difficult. Unfortunately, I heard no strategy from President Trump today.
Ultimately, we must seek a better relationship with the Iranian people and a more constructive role for Iran in the region. Trump's bellicose rhetoric today makes achieving those goals more difficult. It will strengthen the regime's hardliners who are much more comfortable dealing with a hostile America than with a reasonable, peace-seeking one.
After 17 years of war in Afghanistan, after 15 years of war in Iraq, the American people do not want to be engaged in never-ending wars in the Middle East.
I am deeply concerned that that is exactly where President Trump is taking us with regard to Iran. And for anyone who tries to dismiss those concerns, I would remind you, that his newly installed National Security Advisor, John Bolton, wrote an article a few years ago entitled “To stop Iran's bomb, bomb Iran”. Now, Donald Trump seems to be creating his own excuse for doing exactly that.
I would remind my fellow Americans that the road to the war in Iraq did not simply begin in 2003. It was laid down, brick by brick, over a number of years, with policy decisions that might have seen relatively small at the time, but that ultimately led us to the worst foreign policy blunder in the modern history of our country. The Iraq war has had enormous, unintended consequences that we are still dealing with today and will be dealing with for many years to come.
Real American leadership and real American power is not shown by our ability to blow things up, but by our ability to bring parties together, to forge international consensus around shared problems and then to mobilize that consensus to address those problems. That is what this agreement did. Unfortunately, today, President Trump put us on a very different, more dangerous path.