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Elizabeth Warren’s Politically-Motivated Visit to Iraq, Kuwait

The Massachusetts senator traveled overseas to visit the troops on July 4th, but the trip was more about her than our servicemen and women.

By NTK Staff | 07.05.2018 @1:15pm
Elizabeth Warren’s Politically-Motivated Visit to Iraq, Kuwait

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) captured headlines with her recent trip overseas to visit U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait, but unfortunately it seems the trip was less about the troops and more about bolstering her foreign policy credentials ahead of her widely expected presidential campaign in 2020.

Warren left Iraq and Kuwait yesterday after visiting with military personnel, foreign service officers and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. In a series of tweets, Warren described her trip, praising U.S. troops, but also called for more global effort to help maintain Iraq’s security.

Warren is well-versed in domestic politics and made her name nationally focusing on anti-Wall Street and anti-banking themes. But foreign policy has always been a weak point for her, so in recent years she has attempted to solidify that part of her resumé. Warren joined the Armed Services committee in the Senate last year, sparking speculation about her presidential ambitions.

She followed those moves with another overseas trip last year, that one to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates. She also visited South Korea, Japan, and China on a trip earlier this year.

In all reality, these trips will likely do little to convince voters that Warren is suddenly a foreign policy buff. Unfortunately, this week’s trip came at the expense of U.S. troops, who were used as an unofficial campaign prop for Warren’s presidential ambitions.

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