‘President’ Rubio Would Keep ‘Permanent Military Presence’ In Mideast
[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]