Ocasio-Cortez: US Should NOT Have Sought Justice for 9/11 Attacks
New York Democrat socialist says no force should have been used against perpetrators
Radical New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has declared that the United States should not have used force while seeking justice against those responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
The Democratic socialist has caused outrage after suggesting the US shouldn't have retaliated in response to the September 11, 2001, attack - the deadliest terrorist attack in world history that struck in the heart of Ocasio-Cortez's own city.
AOC made the comments while defending her controversial colleague, Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-NY), on Twitter over her most recent anti-Semitic remarks.
"It is disturbing that Rep. Omar continues to perpetuate hurtful anti-Semitic stereotypes that misrepresent our Jewish community," Democrat Rep. Juan Vargas (CA) tweeted.
"Additionally, questioning support for the U.S.-Israel relationship is unacceptable.
"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 chimed in with a dishonest response, 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?"
I‘m curious if Rep. Vargas will further explain his stance here that it’s unacceptable to even *question* US foreign policy.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019
Plenty of Dem members have asserted that discussion + debate on this issue is fair and merited. Is this stance a departure from that? https://t.co/2tcelsxFCU
According to Daily Wire, 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)"
(But honestly we shouldn’t have been in either, and we should end the AUMF now while we’re at it)— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019
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.
The Hill noted that the AUMF "authorizes the president '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'— in other words, al Qaeda and the Taliban regime in Afghanistan."
"On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States," History.com reported.
"Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
"Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency of George W. Bush."