Brian Doherty of Reason interviewed former Senator and Governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee, about his withdrawal from the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential race. Chafee marvels at the lack of support for his campaign and questions whether the Libertarian Party really prioritizes an anti-war message. Additionally, he offers tepid support for former opponent Jo Jorgensen, and hints he may run for president again.… Read more ...
Former Rhode Island Governor and U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee has withdrawn from the race for the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.
In a Facebook post Chafee writes:
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I enjoy campaigns. It is rewarding to participate in our electoral process; to exchange ideas with other candidates, to offer to the voters our experiences, visions for the future and open to inspection our past records.
Based on a national Green Party press release, as posted at onthewilderside.com:
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Green Party leaders on Monday expressed hope that news of the killing of Osama bin Laden marks a new stage, in which US troops are withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan; air assaults on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Libya are halted; the US presses Israel to observe full human rights and justice for the Palestinian people; and violations of domestic civil liberties are overturned.
posted at the Green Party of New York State website:
Rally Against the Wars, April 9th, NYC – Join the Green Party
BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW
March & Rally Union Square
14 St & Broadway, NY City
April 9, 2011, Noon
[A project of]
The United National AntiWar Committee
The Green contingent will meet at 11:30 AM in front of “Babies-R-Us” on the east side of Union Square.… Read more ...
By Ralph Nader at Nader.org:
George W. Bush is on a roll—a money roll with a $7 million advance for his book Decision Points and a rehabilitation roll to paint his war crimes as justifiable mass-slaughter and torture.
His carefully chosen interviewers—NBC’s Matt Lauer and Oprah Winfrey—agreed to a safe pre-taping to avoid demonstrations and tough questions.… Read more ...
Obama’s speech affirmed popular slogans: bring the troops home and focus on jobs and economic recovery at home. But it was as disingenuous as Bush’s weapons of mass destruction excuse for starting the Iraq war in the first place.
The reality is quite different from what Obama said.… Read more ...
WASHINGTON – Following President Obama’s “end of our combat mission” speech, Libertarian Party chairman Mark Hinkle released this statement:
“President Obama needs to stop lying. In his speech, he repeated the ridiculous and false claim that the U.S. combat mission is over in Iraq. He seems to think that if he keeps talking about the war in a nice way, then the war isn’t really happening.… Read more ...
BURNET, Tex. (Sept. 2) — It’s time do more than just “turn the page” on America’s foreign wars. We should close the book and put it pack on the shelf, said potential Libertarian presidential candidate R. Lee Wrights in response to President Obama’s address to the nation Tuesday night.
“President Obama said he was announcing that ‘the American combat mission in Iraq’ has ended and that it was time to ‘turn the page’ on a ‘remarkable chapter in American history,” Wrights said.… Read more ...