Per the article ...
On her experiences in her first deployment in Iraq with a field medical unit of the Hawaii National Guard, and how they started to change her mind about the war:
We were lied to, and ... we were betrayed ... . This really wasn't about going after Al-Qaeda. This wasn't about fulfilling that mission of protecting the American people at all. It was a regime change war that was launched under the guise of national security, under the guise of humanitarianism, and, "Look at all these atrocities that this brutal dictator has done to his own people," and done really for the benefit of corporate interests and oil.
On the military's use of "Third Country Nationals" on bases in Iraq:
We started making friends with what were called the Third Country Nationals that were hired by KBR Halliburton to come and do things like clean the outhouses, or cook the meals in the chow hall, so we'd start to make friends with them and talk with them and go outside behind the tent, start cooking rice and sharing food, and just started asking them, "Hey, how much are you guys making? How are you being treated?"
It was outrageous to see. I mean, hearing, "Oh, I get paid $500 a month," a month, "to work 12-hour days, six, seven days a week." "How often do you get home to see your family?"
"Maybe once a year, but probably every other year."
And just knowing the billions of dollars these companies are making, and really to have this indentured servitude, it just, it went to, "Well this is the military industrial complex."
On her conclusions about the efficacy of foreign interventions:
We look at terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS. They have been born out of these wars, and have been strengthened because of these wars and interventions. So it's made us less safe, as a country. It has come at a tremendous cost to both our service members and their families ...
It's come at a tremendous cost to the American people, with the $6-plus trillion that's been spent since 9/11 alone. Families in Flint, Michigan right now, who are still being told, "Sorry, there's just not enough money to make sure you've got clean water ... " We're still spending $4 billion a month in Afghanistan.
I like what Tulsi Gabbard has to say.