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Governor Gary Johnson Regarding The Libya Attack

The below, insightful post, is by Presidential candidate, Governor Gary Johnson:

“It is tragic when Americans serving their country are murdered, and we both mourn their loss and honor their service.

Part of honoring that service is to ask the obvious question: What U.S. interest is being served by putting our people – and our money – in places where U.S. personnel can be killed by extremists over a [presumed] video? We [Our Govt] launched millions of dollars worth of missiles to bring down Gaddafi, and this is what we get. We [Our Govt] hail and encourage the outbreak of an Arab Spring in Egypt, send them billions of dollars we can’t afford, and our embassy is breached and our flag desecrated.

In Afghanistan, we continue to put our troops in harm’s way 10 years after our post-9/11 mission was complete. Why?

The airwaves are filled today with political chest-pounding and calls for decisive action. The most decisive and prudent action we can take today is to stop trying to manage governments and peoples on the other side of the globe who don’t want to be managed, get our people out of impossible situations that have no direct U.S. interest, and immediately stop sending money to regimes who clearly cannot or will not control their own countries.

Protecting America with a strong national defense and a rational foreign policy is our leaders’ most basic responsibility. But let us not confuse national security with senseless intervention where our interests are clearly not being served.”




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  1. Since we don’t, yet, have all the facts, it is hard to say that these attacks were motivated by a mere video. And, even if they were, it would still be completely, and utterly, unacceptable! I happen to believe that, the date being 911, was no coincidence. Clearly, these attacks must have been ‘planned’ for that day. Apart from that, I believe that Governor Johnson is spot on, in the rest of his above commentary.

  2. The question that we should all have well-defined by our Govt is, what exactly are American interests? They (mostly) should be anything that is owned by our country, or where our Govt has a commitment to protect certain places, such as American territories. But, as we can see, “our interests” are not only subjugated by The U.N., and NATO, but they are also redefined daily, by the whims and wishes of those elected to office! Our tax-dollars, and American lives, be dammed!

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