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    For anyone that thinks that Ted Cruz is more "moderate" than Donald Trump:

    Ted Cruz’s New Foreign Policy Team Makes Him as Extreme as Donald Trump

    GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz has unveiled a foreign policy team full of conspiracy theorists and arch-neoconservatives who support policies just as belligerent as those of Donald Trump.

    While Cruz has been supported by some Republican figures (most recently Senator Lindsay Graham) who consider him a relatively moderate alternative to Trump, the foreign policy advisors he has assembled show him to be running as an extremist. Among the advisors Cruz has assembled are:


    Frank Gaffney: Gaffney is the president of the famously Islamophobic Center for Security Policy. He has developed a number of theories about how Muslims are invading and conquering the United States, including by infiltrating the government via the Muslim Brotherhood and by conquering Dearborn, Michigan, and turning it into a “no go zone” for non-Muslims (although he recently admitted to The Intercept has never been there).


    Andrew McCarthy: McCarthy is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney who has in recent years transformed into a far-right pundit for the National Review. In recent years he has claimed that President Obama was “raised as a Muslim,” and that Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin may be infiltrating the U.S. government on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood.


    Michael Ledeen: Ledeen, a Reagan-era consultant for the National Security Council who is now a fellow at the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies. In 2002, following warnings from former George H.W. Bush National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft that invading Iraq “could turn the whole region into a cauldron,” Ledeen stated his support for such an outcome, writing that, “One can only hope that we turn the region into a cauldron, and faster, please. If ever there were a region that richly deserved being cauldronized, it is the Middle East today.” In the run-up to the invasion, Ledeen accused French President Jacques Chirac of “casting his lot with radical Islam and with the Arab extremists,” even darkly suggesting that the war may need to go “far beyond the boundaries of the Middle East, into the heart of Western Europe.”


    Elliot Abrams: Abrams is a former Reagan and Bush official who pled guilty to withholding information from Congress in the Iran-Contra scandal. He was a signatory of the Project for New American Century’s 1998 letter calling on President Clinton to ramp up military operations against Iraq. The month before the U.S. invaded Iraq, he told Americans not to worry about civilians, saying, “We recognize that military action in Iraq, if necessary, will have adverse humanitarian consequences. We have been planning over the last several months, across all relevant agencies, to limit any such consequences and provide relief quickly.” In 2010, he complained that American Jews lacked a sufficient “commitment to Israel” because they voted for President Obama.


    During a normal election cycle, this collection of warmongers, criminals and conspiracy theorists would place Cruz on the utmost fringe of his own party. But with Trump running a campaign that has been unprecedented in its bombastic rhetoric, Cruz will make the case that his own extremist platform is the reasonable alternative.
    Source: https://theintercept.com/2016/03/17/...-donald-trump/


    Ted Cruz is no less extreme than Donald Trump. In fact, Trump is very much a moderate Republican.
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    (Original post by Shillary)
    For anyone that thinks that Ted Cruz is more "moderate" than Donald Trump:
    I'd agree that Cruz is more scary than Trump. He actually believes in what he is saying, and is a religious nutcase on top of that.

    He wants to carpet-bomb the Middle East, so it is unsurprising that he has such a foreign policy team.
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    Ted and Hillary are the real extremists not Donald Trump. Hillary acts nice but she's an interventionist who helped bring destruction to Libya. Cruz is a neo-con disguised as a patriot and a total liar when it comes to immigration as are all the other Republican candidates.
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    They're all scary in their own ways and Cruz is no different. It just worries me that rational conservatives still believe that Cruz is the choice to go with as the establishment candidate.
 
 
 
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