Tag Archives: Iraq

Looking Back at LP VP Nominee Spike Cohen’s Neo-Con Past

Allegations were recently made in the comments at Ballot Access News that the Libertarian Party’s 2020 Vice Presidential nominee Spike Cohen previously frequented a now-defunct hate site FuckFrance.com (FF).  The site featured articles and comments largely expressing hatred for France and its people.  It reached the height of its popularity in 2003 ahead of the US invasion of Iraq, which France opposed. … Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: Never Again!

Chuck Baldwin, the 2004 vice presidential nominee and 2008 presidential nominee of the Constitution Party, published the following editorial today:  

There are several events in modern U.S. history that must never be allowed to happen again. Never, as in EVER!

I’m talking about false flag events that warmongering politicians have used to authorize U.S.… Read more ...

Steve Kerbel Endorses ‘Libertarian Badass’ Lincoln Chafee

Steve Kerbel, former chair of the Libertarian Party of El Paso County (Colorado), was a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, dropping out just before the convention.  Afterwards he was a steadfast supporter of Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, predictingpandemonium across the nation,” were Johnson not included in the debates. Read more ...

Pat Buchanan: Can This Pandemic Usher in a New Era?

Patrick J. Buchanan was the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nominee. He published the following editorial today on his official website Buchanan.org:

Trump should go further, turn the tables, and seize this crisis to do what he was elected to do — impose a new foreign policy.

To fight the coronavirus at home, France is removing all military forces from Iraq.… Read more ...

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 ...

Andy Craig for Congress: Gwen Moore demonstrates partisan hypocrisy on war and peace

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Press Release from Andy Craig for Congress:

Craig for Congress: Gwen Moore demonstrates partisan hypocrisy on war and peace

From her election in 2005 until Bush left office in 2008, Gwen Moore was an outspoken supporter of ending America’s war in Iraq. She joined with other anti-war Democrats in the Out of Iraq Caucus to propose and vote for a variety of bills that would mandate the withdrawal of American forces.

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Libertarians to US Lawmakers: Get Out, Stay Out of Iraq, Syria

From a Libertarian National Committee Press Release:

The Libertarian Party urges lawmakers to stop bombing in Iraq and to disengage operations in both Iraq and Syria.

“The U.S. government has been intervening in the Middle East for more than half a century under the pretext of achieving peace,” said Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee.

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Ralph Nader Warns Against War With Iran

Ralph Nader writes at Nader.org:

The same neocons who persuaded George W. Bush and crew to, in Ron Paul’s inimitable words, “lie their way into invading Iraq” in 2003, are beating the drums of war more loudly these days to attack Iran. It is remarkable how many of these war-mongers are former draft dodgers who wanted other Americans to fight the war in Vietnam.

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Lee Wrights: Republicans don’t support all the troops

by R. Lee Wrights

BURNET, Texas (Oct. 7) – Despite all their patriotic proclamations of “support the troops,” the current crop of Republicans seeking their party’s presidential nomination really don’t support all of our troops, especially if the soldier doesn’t fit their moral configuration. During their last debate, a U.S. soldier serving in Iraq was booed, and not one of those on stage objected.… 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 ...

Research on Obama’s election, Democrats, third parties, and the anti-war movement

Pull quote: “For members of third parties, holding radical political attitudes had a significant, positive effect on the likelihood that they would attend antiwar rallies. They also had a more negative view of Obama’s handling of Iraq, compared to Democrats, nonparty members and even Republicans.”

Excerpt from an article published at Spero News, which is being circulated by 2008 independent Congressional candidate and anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan:

Did Obama’s Election mean the End of the Anti-War Movement?
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Wayne Root: Libya Makes Obama’s Final Four – Too Bad America Loses

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian”

The Middle East is in flames, we’re now fighting wars on three fronts, Japan has suffered a catastrophe, real unemployment is twenty percent, the housing market is in free fall, and the country is drowning in debt.… Read more ...