Woah. I don't know whether or not to consider this good news, but it's definitely news. Jim Webb
is considering getting back into the race as an independent.
Hm. I like
Webb. He's ballsy enough to say things like this:
I would be willing to bet that we had people at the top of ISIS who actually have been trained by Americans at some point.
Now, why is Russia in Syria? Number one, the invasion of Iraq, the way that we did it, the unsettling that it did in terms of the sectarian components inside Iraq and empowering Iran. Number two was the Arab Spring, in my view. I think it was a real error to have intervened in Libya the way that we did, and I think we probably got ahead of ourselves in terms of encouraging dissident elements in some of these countries to stand up and oppose the existing authoritarian governments. I made a comment at the time to please remember the first rule of wing walking: Don’t let go of what you got until you got a firm grasp on where you’re going. And if you look, for instance, in Syria, Assad, you know, he may be an authoritarian leader, but what are you going to do if he’s gone? Did anybody—has anybody figured that out?
On the other hand, does this guy have a real shot of attaining the presidency as an independent?
No. Sorry, but not even Teddy Roosevelt could pull off the trick -- and in the charisma department, Webb is no TR.
A vote for Sanders is a vote for the GOP. The same can be said of a vote for Webb. I am very
sorry to come to that conclusion, but one must be realistic. And unlike some of you, foreign policy is not my sole concern.