Yet again proving their foreign policy obliviousness, GOP presidential candidates were beside themselves Tuesday night over the opportunity to invoke “hostage” in reference to the ten American sailors taken into Iranian custody.
Once the news broke, it was only a matter of time before the GOP’s twin front-runners got irresponsibly over their skis:
Ted Cruz was all about escalating it up to a full-on “hostage” situation, too, adding:“The fact that [the capture] happened is a direct consequence of the weakness of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy.”
It isn’t surprising that the GOP field’s two most bombastic candidates would be unable to grasp the nuance of the situation. But what about foreign policy “expert” Marco Rubio?
Marco Rubio brought more of the same simplistic faux-outrage:
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