Asked about military action against ISIS, Sen. Sanders said,
Itâ€™s a problem for the international community, and you asked me a moment ago why arenâ€™t other countries more deeply involved? I will tell you why. Because they believe that the American taxpayers are going to do it, and American soldiers are ultimately going to do it. And as long as that signal is out there, thatâ€™s whatâ€™s going to happen. I want the Saudi Arabian government to be actively involved. I want their troops to be on the ground. I donâ€™t want them to believe that weâ€™re going to do it for them. So yes, I think we have to play a very strong and supportive role with the UK, with France, with Canada, with other countries. It can not and should not be the United States alone.
It is very easy to criticize the president, but this is an enormously complicated issue. We are here today because of the disastrous blunder of the Bush/Cheney era that got us into the war in Iraq in the first place. Which then developed the can of worms that we are trying to deal with right now.
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