Tag Archives: foreign policy

Nicholas Sarwark: ‘Afghanistan and NATO’


Via LP.org and email list:

Dear Libertarian,

You have probably heard the news about the President’s plan to increase American military involvement in Afghanistan.

The Libertarian perspective is very different.

After toppling the Afghan government almost sixteen years ago, the United States entered into nation building thinking that it would help improve corners of the world that terrorists find inviting.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson: My Foreign Policy Vision

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Posted to National Interest

Show me an America with less debt, greater economic strength, and robust trade relationships across the globe, and I will show you a safer, more secure, America.

Gary Johnson
October 7, 2016

I recently delivered a major foreign address at the University of Chicago, in which I highlighted the need for a departure from our foreign policy adventurism—and the need to demonstrate American strength through economic trade and through diplomacy.… Read more ...

David Swanson: Top 45 lies and omissions from Obama’s UN address

September 25, 2013
David Swanson, Secretary of Peace

1. President Obama’s opening lines at the U.N. on Tuesday looked down on people who would think to settle disputes with war. Obama was disingenuously avoiding the fact that earlier this month he sought to drop missiles into a country to “send a message” but was blocked by the U.S.

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Lee Wrights: Peace is Profitable

by R. Lee Wrights

Most discussions about the costs of war focus on two numbers, the cost in dollars and cents and the more profound and heartbreaking cost in lives. Yet even as depressing as these numbers are, the figures discussed rarely encompass the whole truth. Over many generations those in power have learned there are benefits to keeping the populace as ignorant as possible when it comes to the true costs of war.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: War Breeds War

30 second youtube spot at the top of LP.org today. It’s standard broadcast ad length, but I’m not aware of any plans to buy time on broadcast TV.

Lee Wrights: The Myth of Defense Cuts

by R. Lee Wrights

BURNET, Texas (Jan. 21) – Despite all the hysteria, wailing and gnashing of teeth from Washington warhawks, there are no spending cuts proposed in the defense budget nor is there any change at all in our defense policy. Typical of the frenzy was the comment by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep.… Read more ...

Mike Seebeck: 9/11-10 Years Later, We Haven’t Learned a Damned Thing…

by Mike Seebeck on Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ten years after 9/11, 521 and 5 days, we memorialize those innocent people that lost their lives that day. I’m fine with that. We should do that, and we should commemorate those victims and heroes.

(Sidebar: One of the victims in WTC2 that day was…Michael Seebeck.… Read more ...

Alan Pyeatt: Looking Back at 9-11- A New Pearl Harbor?

by Alan Pyeatt

Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.
Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and
Resources for a New Century (September, 2000)
 

The tragic loss of innocent lives that occurred in September 11, 2001 left our country and our people deeply scarred.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: Lies, damn lies and presidential statements

by R. Lee Wrights

BURNET, Texas (March 31) – In politics, there are lies, damn lies and presidential statements. Nine days after taking the United States into another immoral, unnecessary and unconstitutional war based on lies and distortions, President Obama continued to compound and expand the deceit. Everything about this action has been a lie, from the claims used to justify the action, to the bogus U.N.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: Obama takes Nobel Peace Prize to war

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr., 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner

by R. Lee Wrights

There’s an anonymous message circulating on Twitter that’s says, “Barack Obama has now fired more cruise missiles than all other Nobel Peace prize winners combined.” That would be funny, if it weren’t so depressing an observation.… Read more ...