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It would be a shame if everyone knew how the infamous AOC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, actually felt about New York, New Yorkers and 9/11.
The Daily Wire explained more:
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made radical statements Monday night on Twitter, suggesting that the United States should not have authorized the use of force against those who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks — the deadliest terrorist attack in world history.
Ocasio-Cortez's comments came as she was defending Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-NY) most recent anti-Semitic remarks from over the weekend.
"It is disturbing that Rep. Omar continues to perpetuate hurtful anti-Semitic stereotypes that misrepresent our Jewish community. Additionally, questioning support for the U.S.-Israel relationship is unacceptable," Democrat Rep. Juan Vargas (CA) tweeted. "Israel has and remains a stalwart ally of the United States because of our countries’ shared interests and values. I condemn her remarks and believe she should apologize for her offensive comments."
Ocasio-Cortez responded in a dishonest manner, suggesting that Vargas was calling out Omar's foreign policy stances, not her anti-Semitism.
"I‘m curious if Rep. Vargas will further explain his stance here that it’s unacceptable to even *question* US foreign policy," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "Plenty of Dem members have asserted that discussion + debate on this issue is fair and merited. Is this stance a departure from that?"
Ocasio-Cortez continued with another tweet that contained some false information: "I remember a time when it was 'unacceptable' to question the Iraq War. All of Congress was wrong, including both GOP & Dem Party, and led my generation into a disastrous + wrong war that virtually all would come to regret, except for the one member who stood up: Barbara Lee."
After being called out for the tweet's inaccuracies, Ocasio-Cortez clarified that she meant the Afghanistan war, and added: "(But honestly we shouldn’t have been in either, and we should end the AUMF now while we’re at it)"
Ocasio-Cortez plainly stated that "all of Congress was wrong" to vote in favor of the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) and that Barbara Lee was correct for not voting for it.
"The AUMF was passed with Lee’s lone dissenting vote on Sept. 14, 2001, three days after terrorists from Osama Bin Laden’s al Qaeda organization crashed commercial airliners into the World Trade Center, Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania killing more than 3,000 people," The Huffington Post reported.
Even Jake Tapper started to question her. From The Hill:
CNN anchor Jake Tapper on Tuesday asked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-N.Y.) what she thinks “the U.S. should have done post-9/11 regarding Afghanistan” after the freshman congresswoman said that both the GOP and Democrats led her generation “into a disastrous" and "wrong war” and called for an end to the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).
Tapper, who interviewed Ocasio-Cortez in September on CNN's "The Lead," asked Ocasio-Cortez what she would have supported following the 9/11 attacks.
"Congresswoman, could you please explain more about what you think the US should have done post-9/11 regarding Afghanistan? Should there not have been any NATO/US action versus AQ/Taliban in your view? A limited one? What would you have supported?" he asked.
The news anchor was responding to a series of tweets from Ocasio-Cortez in which the lawmaker said she remembers a time when it was "unacceptable" to question war, specifying that she meant Afghanistan.
"I remember a time when it was 'unacceptable' to question the Iraq War," Ocasio-Cortez wrote before correcting herself that she meant the war in Afghanistan that began in October 2001.
"All of Congress was wrong, including both GOP & Dem Party, and led my generation into a disastrous [and] wrong war that virtually all would come to regret, except for the one member who stood up: Rep. Barbara Lee," she wrote of the Democrat from California.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to Tapper's tweet later on Tuesday, saying that she thinks that the decision to “enter unlimited engagement in Afghanistan ... was a mistake.”
“I think that our decision to enter unlimited engagement in Afghanistan, particularly through the AUMF + Congress’ abdication of power + decision-making w/ passage of the AUMF, was a mistake. Other options: targeting the network itself, limited engagement, non-intervention,” Ocasio-Cortez responded.
The AUMF was passed three days after the Sept. 11 attacks. It gives the president the authority “to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons."
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