Media Hit-Job Continues as Stephen Colbert Ambushes Democrat Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard

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US Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat running in the 2020 presidential race, has a progressive leftist domestic policy, but she is the only candidate calling for an end to US foreign wars. “Comedian” Stephen Colbert, and other talks show hosts, have ambushed her in order to smear her call for peace. Gabbard challenges the US foreign policy of military violence, the glue that holds the empire together, and she especially condemns regime change war, which has resulted in disaster in Iraq, Libya and Syria. During the interview, she called out the CIA for arming terrorists in Syria, leading Colbert to reveal himself as a tool for the military industrial complex as he tried to shut her down.

Hawaii Congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where instead of the light, jokey banter about politics and who she is as a person that Democratic presidential candidates normally encounter on late night comedy programs, the show’s host solemnly ran down a list of textbook beltway smears against Gabbard and made her defend them in front of his audience.

Normally when a Democratic Party-aligned politician appears on such a show, you can expect jokes about how stupid Trump is and how badly they’re going to beat the Republicans, how they’re going to help ordinary Americans, and maybe some friendly back-and-forth about where they grew up or something. Colbert had no time to waste on such things, however, because this was not an interview with a normal Democratic Party-aligned politician: this was a politician who has been loudly and consistently criticizing US foreign policy.

After briefly asking his guest who she is and why she’s running for president, Colbert jumped right into it by immediately bringing up Syria and Assad, the primary line of attack employed against Gabbard by establishment propagandists in American mainstream media.

Colbert: Do you think the Iraq war was worth it?

Gabbard: No.

Colbert: Do you think that our involvement in Syria has been worth it?

Gabbard: No.

Colbert: Do you think that ISIS could have been defeated without our involvement and without our support of the local troops there?

Gabbard: There are two things we need to address in Syria. One is a regime change war that was first launched by the United States in 2011, covertly, led by the CIA. That is a regime change war that has continued over the years, that has increased the suffering of the Syrian people, and strengthened groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS, because the CIA was using American taxpayer dollars to provide arms and training and equipment to these terrorist groups to get them to overthrow the government. So that is a regime change war that we should not have been engaging.

Colbert: So, but if it is someone like Bashar al-Assad, who gasses his own people, or who engages in war crimes against his own people, should the United States not be involved?

Gabbard: The United States should not be intervening to overthrow these dictators and these regimes that we don’t like, like Assad, like Saddam Hussein, like Gaddafi, and like Kim Jong Un. There are bad people in the world, but history has shown us that every time the United States goes in and topples these dictators we don’t like, trying to end up like the world’s police, we end up increasing the suffering of the people in these countries. We end up increasing the loss of life, but American lives and the lives of people in these countries. We end up undermining our own security, what to speak of the trillions of dollars of taxpayer money that’s spent on these wars that we need to be using right here at home.

Like I said, this is not a normal presidential candidate. How often do you see a guest appear on a network late night talk show and talk about the CIA arming terrorists in Syria and the fact that US military interventionism is completely disastrous? It just doesn’t happen. You can understand, then, why empire propagandist Stephen Colbert spent the rest of the interview informing his TV audience that Tulsi Gabbard is dangerous and poisonous.

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Jim King
Jim King
1 year ago

I thought Colbert asked insightful questions that many Americans would have. He didn’t interrupt her and so she was able to offer full length well thought out answers to his questions. I’m voting for Tulsi and I think this was a great interview!

Jim
Jim
1 year ago

Except Assad didn’t gas his own people. Did we already forget?! Gabbard is just another half-truth-talking puppet. Politicians will always disappoint the people over the long term. Stop putting your focus on politicians to be responsible for fixing society — it will never happen. YOU must do it. The people — not “representatives” of the people, but the people themselves! Assad did not attack his people. He is a thorn in the side of the establishment. Links about Assad… https://needtoknow.news/2018/11/new-gas-attack-syria-leaves-opposing-sides-blaming-mainstream-media-falsely-blames-assad-prior-attack/ https://needtoknow.news/2018/02/us-defense-secretary-mattis-admits-no-evidence-assad-used-sarin-gas-syrian-people/ https://www.activistpost.com/2017/04/govt-media-exact-thing-start-iraq-war-americans-buying.html https://www.activistpost.com/2017/04/top-ten-reasons-doubt-official-story-assad-poison-gas-attack.html https://www.globalresearch.ca/intelligence-and-military-sources-who-warned-about-weapons-lies-before-iraq-war-now-say-that-assad-did-not-launch-chemical-weapon-attack/5584682 https://needtoknow.news/2017/07/assange-cia-not-armed-syrias-insurgents-paid-salaries/ https://needtoknow.news/2017/11/proof-us-armed-isis-overthrow-syrian-president-assad/ https://www.globalresearch.ca/why-the-latest-claims-against-assad-are-a-pack-of-lies/5584556 https://in.news.yahoo.com/us-backed-plan-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-syria-045648224.html http://www.prisonplanet.com/secret-pentagon-report-reveals-us-created-isis-as-a-tool-to-overthrow-syrias-president-assad.html