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Wars To End War

Martin99 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 7:34 PM
Stossel, while I consider myself a Libertarian, this is the one area where our camp goes wrong. It is not the military, wars, or even defense spending that is the problem. The problem is the Government. Government contracts, waste, pork, favors, etc. Where the wars have gone wrong is Government meddling. Stupid rules of engagement made by bureaucrats. Bureaucrats that derail nation-building by forcing ideas on unreceptive populations. The warriors do their part, only to have any and all progress bungled by the bureaucrats and politicians.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 12:48 PM
A libertarian would have opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Neither attacked us. Libertarians believe in a golden rule foreign policy. Don't do unto other nations what you don't want them doing to you. And most libertarians believe we should have a military to defend our country, not to defend other countries or meddle in their affairs. Whenever we pick sides in a war, we create enemies for ourselves we don't need.
nawlins72 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 10:04 PM
"Stossel, while I consider myself a Libertarian, this is the one area where our camp goes wrong. It is not the military, wars, or even defense spending that is the problem. The problem is the Government."

Ummm...who do you think runs the military?
lastman Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 12:31 AM
And we haven't won a war since 1945. But it is the electorate that elects the bumblers.
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 12:44 PM
I'm pretty sure we clean Saddam Hussein's clock twice since then.

But in 1945, our forces weren't ham-strung by the politicians like they are now. WW2 was total war.
risher3 Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 1:32 AM
Oh yeah that was a real triumph, and the odds, who would have thought.
On his recent trip abroad, Mitt Romney observed an American taboo by not criticizing President Obama's military policy. But before his trip, he made his position clear. Obama has "exposed the military to cuts that no one can justify," Romney said.

He meant that unless Congress intervenes, Pentagon spending will be cut by more than $500 billion over 10 years under the (bipartisan) budget sequestration scheduled for January. This terrifies those who fear that limiting the growth of the military-industrial complex will leave us less safe.

But is that true? Even if $500 billion is actually cut, America still will spend...