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Bernie Sanders has put Hillary Clinton, the US Democratic presidential front-runner in a tight spot. He criticized her and her past support to Iraq invasion and said that the invasion was actually the beginning of instability in Middle East and the rise of Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Bernie Sanders seems to be giving tough fight to the former First Lady who is also a former US secretary of state. His impressive speeches keep people spellbound and his coherent thoughts have started appealing the Democratic fans in ever larger number.
Though Hillary Clinton remains a frontrunner till now, the way Bernie Sanders has started getting attention, it makes clear that the fight for the Democratic primary is not going to be an easy one.
The Democratic debate was held when almost everyone across the world felt concerned for his or her safety. It was held merely a day after a series of bomb and gun attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris, France.
Bernie Sanders seems to have caught the opportunity in both hands and criticized Hillary Clinton for her vote authorising the Iraq invasion. He went on to add that the Iraq invasion was actually “one of the worst foreign policy blunders in the modern history of the United States”.
He said that Iraq invasion was the root cause of instability across the Middle East and added, “I’d argue that the disastrous invasion of Iraq, something that I strongly opposed, unravelled the region immensely, and led to the rise of al-Qaeda and to ISIL”. He was speaking at Saturday’s debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
If that was not enough, a very impressive looking Sanders said, â€œI don’t think any sensible person would disagree that the invasion of Iraq led to the massive level of instability we are seeing right now.â€