Ron DeSantis warns against ‘blunder’ into Middle Eastern war

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'You've got to be very, very careful.'

Ron DeSantis continues to express doubts about American military involvement in the Middle East, and is calling on President Joe Biden to explain why 1,200 troops are in the region, and what the strategy for deployment is going forward.

“We don’t want to plan a blunder into another Middle Eastern war,” DeSantis said on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto.

The Governor, who served in the region as a member of the military, speaks from personal experience.

He noted that the global war on terror deployment was “a situation where the mission was murky.”

“We didn’t end up achieving a clear-cut victory. It’s a sticky part of the world. So I think you’ve got to be very, very careful,” DeSantis said, going on to warn against “American troops that people could just take pot shots at” being positioned in the region without backup.

DeSantis said the President “owes the American people an explanation of why those troops are there and what they’re actually doing.”

“He doesn’t seem to have much of a strategy with any of that,” the Governor noted.

In his view, policymakers “have to be careful” as they “don’t want to do anything that’s going to needlessly escalate the situation.”

“Biden has not articulated their mission being there,” DeSantis went on to say, returning to the troops in the region, urging the “Commander-in-Chief” to articulate “what’s the benefit of their being there versus what’s the risk of them being there.”

DeSantis sounded dovish notes yet again in the interview, expressing concern that the war expanding is “obviously a risk.”

“I don’t know that that’s in our interest to want to get involved in that,” he said.

The Governor has noted repeatedly that the current deployment of American troops makes them “sitting ducks” and that the United States should be “careful” about getting embroiled in a war in the region, and these comments are consistent with that position.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


9 comments

  • Thomas Kaspar

    October 31, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    ‘doubts about American military involvement” False
    Doubts about Bidens military decisions
    Sad Political SEO for cash .

    • Rick Whitaker

      October 31, 2023 at 10:21 pm

      SO YOU ARE A MAGA CULTIST AND SAY BAD THINGS ABOUT BIDEN, HOW NOVEL

  • My Take

    October 31, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    NYT report suggests that the Old Testament-style slauģhter has begun in Gaza.
    Expect a lot more open hatred in the world and probably increased outbreaks of violence. There are already pogroms against Jews in Russia and against Palestinians on their West Bank.

  • Earl Pitts "Earl Knows Best" American

    October 31, 2023 at 7:50 pm

    Good evening America,
    The odds are less than Zero that we will have a Democrat in The White House for the next 16 years.
    American’s of all political proclivities are pretty unified in not voting for the suicide party of Democrats in a World-Wide Powder Keg stiuation such as the one we are in now.
    In closing America:
    I, Earl Pitts American, am very confident in my above statement. So very confident.
    HOW CONFIDENT ARE YOU EARL???
    Thank you random citizen, I Earl Pitts American am so confident that I give you, one and all, my personal permission to “Relax Your Sphincters” tonight.
    THANKS EARL !!!
    Everyone get a good nights sleep secure in the knowledge that I, Earl Pitts American, have deemed it safe to enjoy getting a good nights sleep tonight without a painfully tight sphincter.
    Your are welcome America,
    Earl Pitts American

    • Rick Whitaker

      October 31, 2023 at 9:53 pm

      i’ll take that bet. how much do you want to wager, 5g, 10g . come on earl put up or shut up. you weak punk , you’re all talk and no walk. seriously, i’ll take that bet my money is good, take my challenge.

  • MH/Duuuval

    October 31, 2023 at 10:04 pm

    Biden already is acting cautiously to try to limit the conflict in Gaza from spreading.

    Netanyahu is the joker in the deck, desiring to salvage his political power and reputation by extirpating Hamas — a Sisyphean task not for mortals, especially corrupt ones.

    I am reminded of Woody Wilson’s rationale for entering WWI: “a war to save democracy for the world.”

  • SteveHC

    October 31, 2023 at 11:01 pm

    Isolationism would get America nothing but even more dangerous, deadly and expensive wars – and possibly at or even within its own borders instead of thousands of miles away. History exists to be learned from.

  • Cherry Wood

    November 1, 2023 at 11:45 am

    With Most of my kinfolk being retired military Veterans, including my parents and all the way back in my families HX, I have to agree with Desantis in this particular issue! I wouldn’t want to go to another Country anywhere without these questions being answered first.

    Thank you Mr. Desantis!!

    Cherry Wood, Floridian born and raised Military “Brat”!
    As a Christian I support Israel, as a Brat I support this Statement.

    • MH/Duuuval

      November 1, 2023 at 5:51 pm

      There are still numerous Christian Arabs in Israel, especially in Jacksonvlle’s “sister city” Ramallah. Can you find it in your heart to support a ceasefire and bring an end to Israel’s disproportionate military response and its collective punishment of the majority of Arabs that don’t support what Hamas did.

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