If Elizabeth Warren doesn’t run, progressives may have a new dreamboat 2016 candidate.
In the course of his appearance, Schweitzer–defending President Obama’s deal for the release of US soldier Bowe Bergdahl–declined to call the five senior Taliban members released either terrorists or war criminals. Even the Daily Beast, in the person of reporter Eli Lake, has called the five “some of the worst of the worst,” and “considered [by the Pentagon] to be a high risk to launch attacks against the United States and its allies if they were liberated.”
BRIAN SCHWEITZER: Let me ask you this question. When these guys, these same five guys were fighting the Russians we called them the freedom fighters. When we invaded Afghanistan to chase Al Qaeda out and we did that in six months, we now call them terrorists. They’re enemy combatants; they are enemy combatants in Afghanistan. That’s who they are.
KRISTOL: The U.N. calls two of them war criminals. They have thousands of deaths on their hands from Afghanistan.
SCHWEITZER: At the end of a war, the U.N. calls many people war criminals. That’s war.
And he would know all about war from his heroic service working on crop irrigation in Saudi Arabia where he learned to speak Arabic.
Schweitzer (D – Stillwater Mining Company) was being touted for president and then for vice president. But Obama went with another fake folksy idiot who could win over a few of the more gullible working class white voters he was screwing.
And now he’s a little desperate to fight Biden for a distant second place. It’s going to be a race based on which of the men can say the dumbest and most offensive things possible to win over Iowa and New Hampshire voters.
I don’t think Biden will lose that race.
And despite Schweitzer’s sudden new views on foreign policy, his mining interests will keep the left from getting too close.