Oh, Marco Rubio. Here you get a nice cushy gig on Fox News' Outnumbered with a bunch of friendly ladies who just want to show you in your best light and what do you do?
The exchange began when a host asked Rubio whether he agrees with other Republican presidential candidates who have criticized the extended presence of US military troops in that country.
He began by explaining that America "can't build a democracy" in Iraq, but could help the country with practical matters like infrastructure that might help them "govern" long term. The host responded by saying he seemed to be expressing support for "nation-building."
This query provoked Rubio's claim that he's not calling for "nation-building" in Iraq and is instead talking about "assisting them in building their nation."
His campaign did not immediately respond to an email from Business Insider asking them to clarify how that is any different from "nation-building."
After making his seemingly contradictory statement about "nation-building," the senator went on to explain why he believes the US has a "vested interest" in helping Iraqis govern their country.
"The alternative to not doing that is the chaos we have now," he said.
So....we're not nation-building but we should assist them in building their nation?
Got it. LOL.