Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard: The Best Among the Democrats

For now, at least, Tulsi Gabbard seems the lesser evil among the major party candidates running for president. She's saying some good things about foreign policy. She's opposes "regime change wars" (her term) and is willing to explore peace options with enemies.

Some of her recent tweets:

"I'll never apologize to smear merchants for doing everything I can to prevent more of my brothers & sisters from being killed/wounded. If it means meeting with a brutal dictator or a 100 dictators, I will do whatever it takes to prevent or end a regime change war." —TeamTulsi

"U.S. presence in Afghanistan costs $4 billion a month. Imagine what we could do with those billions to care for our sick, support our teachers, provide housing & education, & other ways serve the American people. I’ll end wars that waste our money and make us less safe." —TeamTulsi

"As president I'll end the failed war on drugs, legalize marijuana, end cash bail, and ban private prisons and bring about real criminal justice reform. I’ll crack down on the overreaching intel agencies and big tech monopolies who threaten our civil liberties and free speech."
She's not perfect. What candidate is? Especially from an establishment party. But the U.S. could do much worse than electing Gabbard for president in 2020.