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Dennis Etler: Tulsi Gabbard is the only true peace candidate in presidential debates

Representative Tulsi Gabbard is the only US politician who speaks truth to power and who “unequivocally challenges the bipartisan war party composed of Republican neo-cons and Democrat neo-liberals,” according to Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.

Etler, a former professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, told Press TV on Saturday while commenting on the comments made by Gabbard during the first Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday in Miami, Florida, where she warned that Trump and his hawkish advisers were leading the United States towards a "disastrous" war with Iran.

"This president and his chickenhawk cabinet have led us to the brink of war with Iran," she said. Gabbard said it's important that "every single American stand up and say no war with Iran."

Etler said, “It seems you have to be a political outsider from a multicultural state, and a woman who served in an active combat zone in Iraq to have the ability to see through the miasma of the US foreign policy of war and regime change. Tulsi Gabbard, a military veteran, US Representative to Congress from Hawaii and Democratic Party presidential hopeful, is the only politician who tells the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the military industrial complex, its hold on US politics and its drive for perpetual war throughout the world, and the American people seem to be listening.

The feisty Gabbard challenged US Representative Tim Ryan during the recent Democratic Presidential debate who suggested that the US should keep troops overseas to combat ‘terrorism.’ Gabbard responded by saying, ‘For too long our leaders have failed us, from taking us from one regime change war to the next, leading us into a new Cold War and arms race, costing us trillions of our hard-earned taxpayer dollars and countless lives. This insanity must end,’” he stated.

Gabbard is the only US politician who unequivocally challenges the bipartisan war party composed of Republican neo-cons and Democrat neo-liberals. She realizes that national security will never be achieved through spending trillions of dollars on war preparations and foreign interventions. Only by investing the nation’s resources in reconstructing its infrastructure and investing in its people will true national security be achieved,” he added.

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