Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) defended the neoconservative foreign policy of endless war and foreign intervention on the latest edition of his Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw podcast.
“We’re the United States of America so we always have to be prepared for everything,” Crenshaw said, setting up his rationale of support for an ‘America Last’ foreign policy.
“China just has to prepare for subjugating their own people, that’s one of their big focuses, and then they have to focus on screwing with us,” he continued. “Russia is primarily focused on its periphery. They want the Ukraine, that’s usually what they care about.”
He said that America must continue playing the role of world police, despite having zero success throughout many decades of performing this role, because “we have to care about everything.”
“We have to care about everything, and it should be that way,” Crenshaw said. “I think too many on our side get hung up on this issue. They pretend we can be an Ostrich and hide and that just makes you an easy target. It’s unbelievably naive reasoning and dangerous reasoning and stupid.”
“Everyone who has ever screamed, ‘No more endless wars’ as their foreign policy is a friggin’ idiot,” he added.
Crenshaw’s comments, of course, are a thinly-veiled criticism of President Donald Trump. Trump was a vocal opponent of endless wars and proposed a humbler foreign policy putting America first before he was coup’d out of the White House.
Big League Politics has reported on how Pentagon officials committed treason and lied to Trump in order to keep troops stationed around the globe for the military-industrial complex:
“A shocking Axios report has revealed how deep state agents committed blatant treason in order to keep troops dying overseas in forever wars.
Before President Donald Trump was scheduled to leave office after the dubious election results were tallied and investigations were stonewalled, Trump wanted to remove troops from various third-world hellscapes as a final love letter to the American people.
The military-industrial complex snapped into action to prevent this from happening.
It reportedly began when influential Trump advisor John McEntee handed retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor a piece of paper with a checklist of foreign policy directives from the president that read as follows:
“1. Get us out of Afghanistan.
2. Get us out of Iraq and Syria.
3. Complete the withdrawal from Germany.
4. Get us out of Africa.”
Macgregor was brought into the administration because of his noted opposition to America’s interventionist foreign policy. He had become a favorite of the Trump base after appearing repeatedly on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to call for troop withdrawal overseas.
Macgregor showed some hesitancy due to the scope of the request. He told President Trump that he needed an official order, and the memo came on Nov. 11 formalizing his policies of immediate withdrawal.
Acting United States Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller immediately sprung into action to prevent Trump’s will from being realized. Assisted by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, the plot would soon come into focus.
“Many would rally to push back — sometimes openly and in coordination, at other times so discreetly that top Trump administration officials had to turn to classified intercepts from the National Security Agency for clues,” Axios wrote, admitting that Trump’s various peace plans had been “subdued, slow-rolled, and detoured by military leaders” throughout his presidency.
Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, an opponent of forever wars in the Middle East, describes the institutional barriers he encountered preventing the troops from coming home.
“They literally would not give you any information. And the information they gave you was bullsh*t,” Bannon said. “In every presentation, they say you’re 18 months away from turning the war around. Always. You’re always 18 months away.”
Jim Jeffrey, Trump’s special envoy to Syria and the anti-ISIS coalition, proudly boasted about he and other colleagues committed treason throughout Trump’s presidency so troops could keep dying for the profits of defense contractors.
“We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” Jeffrey told DefenseOne after the Biden coup, adding that the troop number in Syria is “a lot more than” the approximately 200 that Trump authorized to stay there in 2019.“
Crenshaw, or McCain 2.0 as he has been frequently called, is on the side of the defense contractors who have bankrolled his congressional career. He represents the worst of what the Republican Party has to offer.
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