Wow. I wonder if there'll be others to come out of the closet and fess up, it's not like it takes a genius to figure this out. Maybe Cruz is going to pull a Trump and start saying what's already on people's minds: "Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz said that the Middle East was more stable before the United States helped topple dictators Saddam Hussein in Iraq and Moammar Gadhafi in Libya. The Texas senator went into detail about his foreign policy strategy in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” He said that the United States should be concerned primarily with defending its vital national security interests – not overthrowing brutal regimes in the Middle East. From Cruz’s perspective, it is the lesser of two evils to have stable, though cruel tyrants in charge of Muslim-majority nations than vacuums for ISIS and other jihadists to exploit. “Now what has been a mistake – and we’ve seen a consistent mistake in foreign policy – is far too often, we’ve seen Democrats and a lot of establishment Republicans in Washington get involved in toppling Middle Eastern governments. And it ends up benefiting the bad guys. It ends up handing them over to radical Islamic terrorists,” Cruz said. In response, show host Joe Scarborough asked if the Middle East had been more secure when Hussein and Gadhafi were in power and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was not fighting for his life in Syria. “Of course it was,” Cruz said. “That’s not even a close call.”.... He said that that Assad is a “bad man” and “a monster” but that if he were ousted ISIS terrorists would take over even greater swaths of the region than they already control – a far worse alternative." https://www.yahoo.com/politics/ted-cruz-says-middle-east-was-safer-with-saddam-181023443.html ...And what's with this "establishment Republicans", is that code name for neocons?