Anybody who knows me knows that I am antiwar. I was against the war in Afghanistan from September15, 2001, before it even started. I was obviously against the war on Iraq, who did nothing to warrant it. I have worried repeatedly about Hillary Clinton's propensity to be hawkish and who is more willing than I am to use military over diplomacy when occasion calls for it.
And regardless of Clinton's role in Libya, President Obama and the Europeans own the overthrow of Gadhafi and the disastrously unplanned aftermath. Unless you're politically motivated, how can Hillary now be exclusively responsible for a war for which Obama and the US were accused of leading from behind?
And more importantly, holding Wall Street billionaires and banks accountable is as compelling a prospect as free college education, but what has Senator Sanders done, proposed, challenged, championed or planned to deal with the refugee crises and simmering tensions in the Middle East?
Because like it it not, the one thing you can rest assured about is that Hillary Clinton has given it thought and is familiar with the nuances.
So to compare Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton in foreign policy is the equivalent of seriously weighing the merits of Terri Schiavo in a vegetative state against Muhammed Ali in a boxing match.
Being antiwar is easy. And while it's great that Bernie was against the war in Iraq, and is willing to speak out against Israeli settlements, they do not alone equip one with foreign policy credentials any more than judging a beauty pageant in Russia does.
That Bernie Sanders is desperate enough that he's willing to equate the demented ramblings of a xenophobic, Islamophobic racist rapist with the serious foreign policy chops that come with being Secretary of State is the single most alarming thing I've heard from his mouth, and finally flipped my thinking such that today I didn't cast my vote solely for Hillary Clinton, but just as much against Bernie Sanders.