Dear MoveOn member,
You knew and I knew that the war in Iraq would bring forth unintended consequences.
Fifteen years later, we now know how horrific those consequences were, not only for the over 4,400 American troops who were killed and the nearly 32,000 who were wounded, but also for tens of millions of people in Iraq and the entire Middle East. One of my worst fears is that Donald Trump, as president, gets the United States into another disastrous war.
That is one of the reasons I oppose the nomination of Mike Pompeo, whose hawkish views on Iran and North Korea could very well lead us into another unnecessary war.
The United States needs a secretary of state who will represent the best principles of our nation to the rest of the world.
Pompeo is a supporter of the Global Gag Rule, which hurts our ability to promote women's reproductive health around the world. He opposes LGBTQ rights. As the top recipient of campaign donations from the Koch brothers, he has stymied action on one of the world's most serious security threats: global climate change. He supports the use of torture. He has longstanding relationships with anti-Muslim extremists. And his hawkish views on Iran and North Korea could very well lead us into another disastrous war.
You've likely heard that Donald Trump has also appointed extreme war hawk John Bolton as his national security advisor. Let me level with you: We can't do anything about Bolton, but Pompeo requires Senate confirmation.
Let us stand together to block his confirmation.
Thanks for all you do.
–Senator Bernie Sanders
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