Sanders On Using Defense Budget for Exchange Programs: ‘Bring Farmers From Turkey to Farmers in Iowa’

Washington Free Beacon | 4/15/2019 | Aaron Kliegman
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BY: Aaron Kliegman

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said in a recent interview that Congress should allocate part of the U.S. military budget to foreign exchange programs, suggesting that bringing farmers from Turkey to farmers in Iowa could be an effective form of American foreign policy.

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Over the weekend, the New Yorker published a lengthy article, titled "Bernie Sanders Imagines a Progressive New Approach to Foreign Policy," which discusses the senator's views on America's role in the world. The author, Benjamin Wallace-Wells, interviewed Sanders earlier this month for the piece.

"In Sanders's account of global affairs," Wallace-Wells wrote, "Americans have been as likely to be villains as heroes. Six trillion dollars had now been spent on the war on terror since 2001."

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"It's an unbelievable amount of money," Sanders told the author. "Is this going to go on forever? Do we really need to spend more than the next ten nations combined on the military, when our infrastructure is collapsing and kids can't...
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