Republican presidential candidates, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson, have just shown the world how valuable it is to pay attention to events in the world. Because, clearly, they did not.
On January 2, 2016, authorities in Saudi Arabia executed forty-seven men – the largest mass execution in the country since 1980. A Saudi state news agency claims the men were all convicted on terrorism charges and that many were Al-Qaeda members. Though the terrorism charges are questionable, two of our Republican numbskulls seem to support Saudi Arabia and excuse their mass killings.
Saudi Arabia is our ally, despite the fact that they don’t always behave in a way that we condone. Iran is a real and present threat” said Fiorina, while Ben Carson opined that “the Saudis have been one of our strongest allies in the Middle East, and I think it’s unfortunate that we put them in the position we have by showing the support to Iran that we have with this foolish deal. There’s no reason for the Saudis to believe that we’re really on their side when we do things like that.
Ally? Someone should explain to Fiorina that an ally should be on our side and work with us, not fund terrorists. Republicans couldn’t care less. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been actively working against our best interests and is considered a threat to our national security. So why would Fiorina and Carson choose to defend the sharia-law justified mass execution? Because they’re not ready to sit at the adult table.
They are following the Republican handbook’s number one rule: no matter what it is, blame Obama. Yup, these two have the audacity to blame the growing tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia on President Obama’s nuclear peace treaty. It’s a pathetic attempt to discredit the positive work Obama has done over the years while making themselves’ look ridiculous.
Featured image via Donkeyhotey; h/t Occupy Democrats