John Kasich Proposes Large Scale American Invasion Of Iraq, Syria and Libya
There’s a meme going around, despairing that Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio have descended into madness, but finding a glimmer of hope that, maybe, John Kasich could be given the GOP presidential nomination as the Reasonable Republican.
There’s more than one flaw with this plan, but the one I want to talk about this morning is this: John Kasich isn’t really very reasonable.
A statement Kasich made during last night’s presidential debate shows just how unreasonable he can be.
Kasich declared that, “Fortunately in Libya, there’s only a few cities on the coast, because most of Libya is a desert. The fact of the matter is, we absolutely have to be, and not just with special forces. I mean, that’s not going to work. Come on. You’ve got to go back to the invasion when we pushed Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait. We have to be there on the ground in significant numbers. We do have to include our Muslim Arab friends to work with us on that, and we have to be in the air, and we, it should be a broad coalition, made up of the kinds of people that were involved when we defeated Saddam. Now, you’ve got to be on the ground and in the air both in Syria and Iraq.”
Yes, John Kasich actually proposed a great big new ground war in Syria and Iraq, and then another great big new ground war in Libya.
What’s more, Kasich cited the first Gulf War as a model of success for his new wars.
The first Gulf War radicalized Saudi muslims like Osama Bin Laden, who made it his quest, as a result of that war, to attack the United States.
The first Gulf War led to a decade of unresolved tense military standoff, which in turn led to George W. Bush’s disastrous invasion and occupation of Iraq, which in turn led to the birth of the Islamic State.
John Kasich’s plan will bankrupt the United States, and kill off and injure a new generation of American soldiers, and history shows us that the plan isn’t likely to achieve its objectives.
No, John Kasich is not qualified to stand as the Reasonable Republican.