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“What’s the difference between “nation-building” and helping Iraq “build their nation”?
Speaking on Fox News’ “Outnumbered,” Florida senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said the U.S. has a “responsibility to support Democracy” abroad, and that “the most “immediate responsibility we have is to help them build a functional government.”
When pressed on the fact that “sounds like nation-building,” a rationale given by George W. Bush and President Barack Obama for much of their policies with regards to Iraq, Rubio said “Well, it’s not nation-building. We are assisting them in building their nation.”
His defense underscores the challenge for many in the Republican presidential field who are jockeying for the hawk of GOP mantle while trying to curry public favor.”
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Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur), John Iadarola (Think Tank; http://www.twitter.com/jiadarola), Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?! http://www.twitter.com/BenMank77) & Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show; http://www.twitter.com/jimmy_dore) of The Young Turks break it down.
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