Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), perhaps the only sincerely honest senator other than Elizabeth Warren who actually serves the interests of the people, brought his famously blunt rhetoric to CNN this past Sunday. Even if he always seems to look like a guy who just discovered a massive government cover-up and sounds like Woody Allen on steroids, Bernie always tells it like it is.
In an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, the fiery senator spoke candidly on the ridiculously vague clusterf*ck in the Middle East that not even Stephen Hawking can properly explain. And although Sanders said that ISIS needed to be brought down, he channeled the frustration that most Americans have with he US always being the policeman, while other middle eastern countries just sit back and watch us do all the heavy lifting.
“The people of America are getting sick and tired of the world and region — Saudi Arabia and the other countries — saying, ‘Hey, we don’t have to do anything about it. The American taxpayer, the American soldiers will do all the work for us,” said Sen Sanders.
But the critical moment in the interview came when Sen. Sanders quickly reminded us that it was Bush that created the ISIS monster when he foolishly invaded Iraq and deposed Saddam, then walked away and figured everything will be cool and everyone will love us.
“It is very easy to criticize the president,” Sanders replied. “But this is an enormously complicated issue. We are here today because of the disastrous blunder of the Bush-Cheney era, which got us into this war in Iraq in the first place, which then developed the can of worms that we’re trying to deal with right now.”
Watch the entire interview below:
H/T: Raw Story | Image: Senator Sanders speaks to CNN’s Candy Crowley via screengrab