This well written article by Shepherd Bliss, a former US Army officer with close family members who served in the Marines and the Air Force, and a sister who married a Coast Guard serviceman, contradicts the myth that Bernie Sanders voted for the Iraq war, and states, ' Bernie has a long history of opposing war and advocating peace.” This is just one of many articles that disagree with Chris Ernesto’s OpEdNews article, Bernie, War & the Empire's Pie. click here
As the lengthy thread of comments to Ernesto’s article shows, many progressives have bought the claim that Bernie is “pro-war” or “not antiwar” and many demand that Bernie make this issue his main topic in campaign speeches and televised debates. The length of that thread also shows how easily the war issue could capture the political campaigns and obliterate all other issues Bernie needs to speak about.
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