September 23, 2014 10:01 pm -

Screen-Shot-2014-09-23-at-3.07.17-PM[su_right_ad]It’s good to know who would be spreading our military all over the world given the opportunity to be commander-in-chief. Put Florida Senator Marco Rubio in that column.

That is the question Fox News’ Neil Cavuto asked Rubio on his show Tuesday afternoon. The senator’s answer? “Absolutely.”

Rubio shared two reasons for his certainty on the issue. “Number one: the Al Qaeda mission,” he said. “The mission to target bin Laden would have been impossible without a U.S. troop mission in Afghanistan.”

Secondly, Rubio said that the U.S. pulling troops out of Iraq helped lead to the “fertile ground for the sort of insurgency that we now see.”

“If the U.S. had had a presence, we would have had more leverage over how [former Iraqi Prime Minister] Maliki conducted his affairs, you would have had a more stable region, but also a place where you could conduct operations against other threats in the region,” he said.

Never mind that we weren’t wanted in Iraq and couldn’t get a security agreement. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

16 responses to ‘President’ Rubio Would Keep ‘Permanent Military Presence’ In Mideast

  1. tracey marie September 23rd, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    basically the anchor baby is promising perpetual death and destruction costing trillions yearly so he can rake in the military contractors money. asshole

  2. forpeace September 23rd, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    President Rubio is talking just like President John McCain who said:

    “It would be fine with me if the U.S. military stayed in Iraq for a hundred years.“

    President Rubio couldn’t even handle a 10 minutes speech without “gulping water.”

    Sit down and be quiet, Marco!

  3. StoneyCurtisll September 23rd, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    ‘President’ Rubio Would Keep ‘Permanent Military Presence’ In Mideast’..
    Add that to my list of many reasons not to vote for Rubio~!

  4. tiredoftea September 23rd, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Yes let’s just be like every other imperial power who tried that in the ME. It worked so well!

  5. juicyfruityyy September 24th, 2014 at 12:27 am

    His ignorance has no boundaries.

  6. Bob Cronos September 24th, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Seems like we already have one…

  7. fantagor September 24th, 2014 at 1:23 am

    The Hydrator is the human equivalent of a camel, he always carries lots of water with him, some of it laced with jingoism and militarism.

  8. R.J. Carter September 24th, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Every time we maintain a military presence in a country after a war, it goes badly. Except for Germany. And Japan. And Italy. And…

    • NW10 September 24th, 2014 at 4:55 am

      I missed where the Germans, Japanese, and Italians demanded we leave. The Iraqis wanted us out, and it’s telling how you omit that fact.

      • R.J. Carter September 24th, 2014 at 6:27 am

        Wasn’t demanded because total victory was achieved. They weren’t given the chance.

        • fancypants September 24th, 2014 at 7:57 am

          that usually happens after declared wars
          just keep saying Its not the bush administrations fault and it will all go away

        • NW10 September 24th, 2014 at 8:00 am

          Yet John McCain continues to say “WE HAD IT WON!”

          If we had it won, then why don’t we leave? Or is McCain wrong?

  9. NW10 September 24th, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Never mind that we weren’t wanted in Iraq and couldn’t get a security agreement.

    How is it so difficult for right wingers to understand that fact? The Iraqis wanted us TF out, yet they attack President Obama for not giving them the middle finger and keeping troops there.

  10. fancypants September 24th, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Forget what Rubio is saying. The quote below the line is what Bill o’reilly suggested we should do with ISIL on his show 9-23-14 and its the most insane idea ive read LOL

    sorry I don’t have the video but here are the transcripts ..


    O’REILLY: I am tired of the phony rhetoric surrounding the ISIS terror threat. I am also tired of being misled by the Obama administration. Here is the truth: Syrian moderates cannot defeat the ISIS terror group. Last week Congress approved arming and training the Syrians, possibly to the tune of $500 million. If that money is actually spent, it will be another total waste.

    So, what should we do? First of all, there is not a single credible military person who thinks ISIS can be defeated without ground forces. So we need ground forces. However, the American people, perhaps rightly so, do not want to send any more of our troops into these chaotic countries. But what about a mercenary army? Elite fighters who would be well paid and trained to defeat terrorists all over the world.

    Here’s how it would work: The fighters would be recruited by the USA and trained in America by our special forces. America would be in charge of selecting who makes the cut and how they are deployed, with an eye on a 25,000-person force.

    American and NATO officers would lead the army, basing the first soldiers in Kurdistan. The force would be called the ‘anti-terror army,’ with the cost paid by the coalition that President Obama is trying to put together.

    That means all countries that want intelligence and protection from the USA and NATO would have to chip in. If you don’t pay, you get no help. Each soldier would sign a three-year commitment and, again, they would be well paid. Finally, it would help a lot if Congress would formally declare war on terrorism and stop trying to coax reluctant, sometimes cowardly countries into fighting terrorism.

    Islamic terrorists are going to kill as many people on this Earth as they can, so an anti-terror force will eventually have to be raised. Let’s see if President Obama has the foresight and guts to do it now.

  11. rg9rts September 24th, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I’ll bet he has them around Florida to stop a Cuban Invasion

  12. shirleythomas September 24th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    and a pres thomas would end wet foot dry foot. rethugs seriously deficient in history knowledge. illegal invasions, propping up cruel mideast despots, as long as they bow to israel, and feeding the miltary complex/defense contractors are just a few of the reasons we will be in neverending wars in the middle east. rethugs/evangelinuts more dangerous than any muslim terrorist