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Dem Rep: Removing Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi a ‘Mistake’

"Our country's history of regime change wars has led countries like North Korea to develop and hold on to these weapons."

By NTK Staff | 01.14.2018 @11:44am

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) said the United States’s history of regime change has had negative effects across the world and that it is directly responsible for the current situation in North Korea.

Gabbard appeared on ABC News’ “This Week,” to discuss the false alert that was sent out to the residents of Hawaii, which claimed a ballistic missile strike was incoming.

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Gabbard if she thinks that President Trump should speak with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un without condition.

“Absolutely and immediately,” Gabbard said. “The people of Hawaii are paying the price now for decades of failed leadership in this country, of failure to directly negotiate to prevent us from getting to this point where we’re dealing with this threat today, setting unrealistic preconditions.”

Gabbard then told Stephanopoulos that she believes that the United States must bolster its ballistic missile defense on the island of Hawaii.

“Our country’s history of regime change wars has led countries like North Korea to develop and hold on to these weapons because they see it as their only deterrent against regime change,” Gabbard said.

Gabbard called on President Trump to end the United States’s policy of regime change wars, saying it would be critical to successful negotiations with North Korea.

Stephanopoulos concluded the interview by asking Gabbard if she thought it was a mistake to remove Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Muammar Gaddafi of Libya from power.

“It was. Absolutely,” Gabbard responded.

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