Bernie Sanders handled the spokeswoman of the military industrial complex very well
Senator Bernie Sanders was interviewed by a ward of the military industrial complex and excelled with the appropriate answers. It will only get worse.
Martha Raddatz was on a mission. On the day where new poll numbers were released that showed Bernie Sanders credibly catching on in Iowa, it was evident that he has to be taken even more seriously. It is not enough for other candidates and political operatives to disparage Bernie Sanders. It is time that ‘journalists’ under the direction of the military industrial complex get involved.
Raddatz questions were no longer conversational. Her attempt with her leading questions were to be confrontational. Bernie Sanders kept his composure and answered them all effectively. He explained that his votes against both Iraq wars were correct.
Most countries in the world were united against Iraq each time and as such Iraq would have eventually succumbed to the pressure. That would have saved hundreds of thousands of human lives and trillions of dollars that could have otherwise been invested in the nation’s education and infrastructure. The country’s monies would have been distributed across the nation instead of to the few who profit from the military industrial complex.
Bernie’s answers were too correct. Raddatz had to attempt the condescending attack that implies Sanders was a weak pacifist dove. “Can you imagine Iran or Russia signing some sort of agreement in the future given your record on your reluctance to use force,” Martha Raddatz asked. “Because there is always that threat of force. But they may look at you and say ‘Bernie Sanders wouldn’t do anything about this’.”
The sly smirk on Bernie Sanders face as he got the gist of the question was evident. He understood exactly what was going on. He knew the military industrial complex’s narrative was at work in Raddatz’s question. His answer was simple. “I think they would be making a very very big mistake,” Sanders responded. “I believe the United States should have the strongest military in the world. We should be working with other countries in coalition. And when people threaten the United States, or threaten our allies, or commit genocide, the United States with other countries should be prepared to act militarily.”
Bernie Sanders then reminded Raddatz that our choices for war even in recent history has proven to be wrong. It had destabilized the world.
Raddatz then tried to create a rift between President Obama and Sanders by asking if he supported the drone program given his recent votes. He gave an answer right down the middle. In effect he will support it where it works and would not where it would cause more harm.
The video clip is an example of how the corporate media influenced by the military industrial complex attempt to inject themselves into the body politic in order to effect a particular outcome. They must be called out every single time.