TULSI GABBARD: This type of accountability is essential. I wish to level out first that any time there are civilian casualties in battle, it is tragic and horrible. Battle is a horrible factor and I feel it’s vital for the American individuals to grasp that Islamist jihadists are persevering with to wage battle towards us and the Islamist ideology—not the similar as the faith of Islam—however this Islamist ideology, which is the political ideology that impressed the terrorist assaults on our nation on 9/11, is the best menace that we’re dealing with proper now on this nation on the earth. It is the inspiration of governance of so-called Islamic international locations like Turkey and Iran and Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, and it’s what’s behind the discriminatory insurance policies that they’ve in these international locations towards Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Atheists, and others.
So, so long as these Islamic jihadists are waging battle towards us, we should work to defeat them militarily and ideologically. And militarily, we’ve got two decisions in how we try this. Quantity One: We will proceed to invade and occupy in nation-building international locations all over the world—simply as we did in Afghanistan at nice value. Quantity Two: we will take a focused strategy utilizing airstrikes, utilizing our particular forces to go in and go after these terror cells. The fact is that the fee—the price of the American individuals, the fee to our troops, the value to civilians can be far much less if we take this very focused strategy to go after these jihadist terrorist cells that if we proceed making the exact same errors that we noticed in Afghanistan and different components of the world of invasion, occupation and nation-building.
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