Monday, February 2, 2015

Walker's 'troops to Syria' jaw dropper another world affairs FUBAR

[Updated] Don't miss Scott Walker's cringe-worthy endorsement of sending America ground troops to fight ISIS, and his Tweeted reverence for Henry Kissinger  - - all here.

Clearly Walker was primed for his Syria interview on ABC Sunday morning with tough-guy  lingo - -  "aggressive," and "surgical" - - but follow the transcript to see how badly he stumbled and mumbled and crumbled when faced with rapid-fire questions from a veteran national correspondent, not a fawning righty radio show aimed at GOP base voter.

Does this word salad sound presidential to you?

WALKER: I think aggressively, we need to take the fight to ISIS and any other radical Islamic terrorist in and around the world, because it’s not a matter of when they attempt an attack on American soil, or not if I should say, it’s when, and we need leadership that says clearly, not only amongst the United States but amongst our allies, that we’re willing to take appropriate action. I think it should be surgical. 
RADDATZ: You don’t think 2,000 air strikes is taking it to ISIS in Syria and Iraq. 
WALKER: I think we need to have an aggressive strategy anywhere around the world. I think it’s a mistake to – 
RADDATZ: But what does that mean? I don’t know what aggressive strategy means. If we’re bombing and we’ve done 2,000 air strikes, what does an aggressive strategy mean in foreign policy? 
WALKER: I think anywhere and everywhere, we have to be – go beyond just aggressive air strikes. We have to look at other surgical methods. And ultimately, we have to be prepared to put boots on the ground if that’s what it takes, because I think, you know– 
RADDATZ: Boots on the ground in Syria? U.S. boots on the ground in Syria? 
WALKER: I don’t think that is an immediate plan, but I think anywhere in the world– 
RADDATZ: But you would not rule that out. 
WALKER: I wouldn’t rule anything out. I think when you have the lives of Americans at stake and our freedom loving allies anywhere in the world, we have to be prepared to do things that don’t allow those measures, those attacks, those abuses to come to our shores. 
We began to see his lack of preparation, maturity, and full-on ignorance of foreign policy and world affairs when he could not grasp Saudi Arabia's brutality and human rights violations, an omission made more clear this weekend by this headline:
Saudi Arabia beheads murderer, the fifth execution under new king 


Anonymous said...

Can you imagine Walker having his hand on the button? It would be the end of humanity.

Anonymous said...

This far we have the record of the only Democrat candidate running, Hillary Clinton on foreign policy. Makes me wonder if Clint Eastwood is considering a new movie for 2016,

Anonymous said...

Scott Walker will be no different than GWB. He will serve the military industrial complex by continuing current conflicts and beginning others. Buy shares in Halliburton now while you still can.