Verbatim: Marco Rubio’s Confused About Whether Or Not We’re Nation-Building In Iraq

By Allen McDuffee | June 4, 2015

“It’s not nation-building. We are assisting them in building their nation.”

— GOP candidate Sen. Marco Rubio

2016 hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is often considered one of the most thoughtful foreign policy analysts in the GOP. Yet, he’s having a hard time making out his Middle East policy. Not only did he outright contradict himself in the same sentence about whether or not we are — or should be — nation-building in Iraq on Thursday, he’s having a hard time answering the question about what he would have done about the Iraq invasion.