In an interview with the Jewish Exponent, previously covered by IPR here, Libertarian Party vice-presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root characterizes the “surge” in Iraq as a success, and says a similar “surge” should be imposed upon the people of Afghanistan:
Root has said that the success of the surge should be declared a victory, allowing troops to depart as quickly and as safely possible.
“I felt Iraq was always the wrong war, and if there is such a thing as a right war, Afghanistan was [it],” said Root.
He said that he had supported the surge in Iraq, and that the government should “do the same thing in Afghanistan, and make plans to get out quickly.”
The Jewish Exponent is a newspaper catering to Jewish-Americans in the Philadelphia area, and also has a large national Web audience. The paper boasts of being a “significant voice in favor of Zionism during the earliest years of the worldwide movement.”