Ilhan Omar hurled this attack on Trump that she instantly lived to regret
Ilhan Omar is one the leaders of the Democrat Party.
Omar’s anti-American policy positions and her popularity with the base give her the platform to speak for the Democrats.
But that backfired when Ilhan Omar hurled this attack on Trump that she instantly lived to regret.
Ilhan Omar is one of two Muslim women in Congress.
And she has been a frequent critic of Donald Trump’s Middle East policies.
Omar continued that attack on the President in a Washington Post op-ed where she ripped the President for leveraging crippling economic sanctions against Turkey to successfully negotiate a ceasefire that ended Turkey’s military offensive against the Kurds in Northern Syria.
Omar wrote in her Washington Post op-ed:
In so much of our foreign policy, we rely on muscle memory and a limited toolbox to decide the best course of action. And, too often, sanctions regimes are ill considered, incoherent and counterproductive.
Research has shown that sanctions rarely achieve their desired goals. In the worst-case scenario, they hurt the people of a country — generally the very people we’re purporting to help — without making a dent in the country’s behavior. And in the case of human rights abusers, research suggests that more abuses typically occur with economic sanctions in place than without them.
Sanctions are not meant to be an end in themselves, but we too often use them as a lever without a plan for what comes after, whether they achieve the desired result or not.
But Omar is a strong supporter of sanctions.
Omar champions the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement that seeks to strangle the state of Israel economically.
Many Americans wondered why Omar supports sanctions against a Jewish state, but opposes them against a Muslim country.
Omar’s hypocrisy was glaring.