The left’s favorite new “it” girl, N.R. rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, now says that the U.S. should not have authorized the use of force to kill 9/11 terror attack mastermind Osama bin Laden and his cohorts.
Alexandria Occasional-Cortex made her incredible comments while trying to defend virulent anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar (D, MN).
Democrat Rep. Juan Vargas (CA) slammed Omar on Twitter for her continued anti-Semitic remarks: “It is disturbing that Rep. Omar continues to perpetuate hurtful anti-Semitic stereotypes that misrepresent our Jewish community. Additionally, questioning support for the U.S.-Israel relationship is unacceptable,” Vargas wrote. “Israel has and remains a stalwart ally of the United States because of our countries’ shared interests and values. I condemn her remarks and believe she should apologize for her offensive comments.”
But Occasional-Cortex jumped to Omar’s support.
“I‘m curious if Rep. Vargas will further explain his stance here that it’s unacceptable to even *question* US foreign policy,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Plenty of Dem members have asserted that discussion + debate on this issue is fair and merited. Is this stance a departure from that?”
I‘m curious if Rep. Vargas will further explain his stance here that it’s unacceptable to even *question* US foreign policy.
Plenty of Dem members have asserted that discussion + debate on this issue is fair and merited. Is this stance a departure from that? https://t.co/2tcelsxFCU
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019
But the New Yorker followed that up with another tweet mentioning the Iraq War.
“I remember a time when it was ‘unacceptable’ to question the Iraq War. All of Congress was wrong, including both GOP & Dem Party, and led my generation into a disastrous + wrong war that virtually all would come to regret, except for the one member who stood up: Barbara Lee.”
She then added, “But honestly we shouldn’t have been in either, and we should end the AUMF now while we’re at it.”
So, what was Ocasio-Cortez saying, here? Well, she was speaking in opposition to the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF). Lee was the only vote against it.
Daily Wire noted:
The Hill noted that the AUMF “authorizes the president ‘to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons’— in other words, al Qaeda and the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.”
“On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States,” History.com reported. “Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency of George W. Bush.”
Well, it sure looks like Ocasio-Cortez is against the moves the U.S. made that led to the death of one of the biggest terrorists in U.S. history.
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