Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont criticized Hillary Clinton's previous support for the Iraq War as connected to the rise of the Islamic State.
In the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, Sanders drew a link during Saturday's Democratic presidential debate between Clinton's record as a New York senator and the violence perpetrated by Islamic terrorists. Clinton now says invading Iraq was a "mistake."
"I would argue that the disastrous invasion of Iraq, something that I strongly opposed, has unraveled the region completely and led to the rise of Al Qaeda and to ISIS," Sanders said. "What we need to do is lead an international coalition, which includes very significantly the Muslim nations in that region who are going to have to fight and defend that way of life."
CBS debate moderator John Dickerson interjected to highlight Sanders' remarks as an attack on Clinton's record.