Cruz: No More Nation Building [VIDEO]

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[crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] says that in Afghanistan, “I don’t believe we should be engaged in nation building.”

Cruz, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, blasted Barack Obama’s Afghanistan decision, insisting, “It’s a recognition that what the President has been saying for years, that Al Qaeda is decimated was never true.  That it was political spin.”   (RELATED: Obama: 5,500 Troops To Remain In Afghanistan After 2016 [VIDEO])

“The reality is we live in an incredibly dangerous world and sadly the failures of the Obama/Clinton foreign policy have made the dangers greater,” Cruz claimed.

Todd later asked Cruz, “If you become President though, you’re gonna keep this policy in place of keeping those troops there in Afghanistan?”

“It will depend on the mission,” Cruz responded. “I don’t believe we should be engaged in nation building.  I don’t believe we should be trying to transform foreign countries into democratic utopias, trying to turn Iraq into Switzerland.  But I do think it is the job of our military to protect this country, to hunt down and kill jihadists who would murder us.”

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