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Anti-War Democrat Facing Calls of Removal… From Prominent Democrats?

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By Kody Fairfield

The anti-war left has officially turned a new leaf and joined the treacherous neocon wing of militarism, and begun to eat their own.

The Daily Caller (TheDC) is reporting that top Democrats are not pleased that Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard pushed the U.S. to collect and release evidence from the scene of the chemical attack in Syria.

Gabbard, who in January traveled to Syria to meet with President Bashar al-Assad, has been consistently cautious about American involvement in the Middle Eastern country. The Hawaii congresswoman said in a statement that the airstrikes on Syria were “short-sighted and will lead to more dead civilians, more refugees, the strengthening of al-Qaida and other terrorists, and a possible nuclear war between the United States and Russia,” reports theDC.

The dovish legislator has also mentioned that she has not seen enough evidence that Assad was behind the chemical attack that led to the death of dozens of civilians. She made mention of the necessity for an investigation into the chemical attacks before responding, and that “if President Assad is found to be responsible after an independent investigation for these horrific chemical weapons attacks, I’ll be the first one to call for his prosecution and execution by the International Criminal Court,” theDC explains.

Contrary to Gabbard, however, US officials remain adamant that Syria was responsible for the attack as radar showed Syrian warplanes in the area during the incident.

Neera Tanden, head of the Center for American Progress, and former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean both responded to Gabbard’s comments with outrage.

“This is a disgrace. Gabbard should not be in Congress,” Dean tweeted Saturday.

Tanden said, “People of Hawaii’s 2nd district – was it not enough for you that your rep met with a murderous dictator? Will this move you?”

Gabbard responded in a tweet on Monday saying:

She continued on to explain that the White House’s policies could have “devastating unintended consequences.”

She also warned against another war in the region, asking if the US has learned nothing from its previous engagements.

With the war drums beating, and the emotions involved, it appears that even the anti-war left has now succumbed to the powers that be, eating alive what was left of those who didn’t salivate at the chance to use military action.

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