But the Libertarians are so naïve on foreign policy...
Oh really? Really?
Let me tell you about naïveté.
It was the neo-conservatives who were naïve enough to think that nation
building in the middle east would actually work. That overthrowing a
strongman like Saddam would somehow miraculously end up with a result
fundamentally different than Yugoslavia.
It was the
neo-conservatives who were naïve enough to think that lines on a map
drawn by the British Admiralty actually meant something, and that Iraq
was actually a country and not disparate groups of peoples only held
together by force.
It was the neo-conservatives who were naïve
enough to think that a bombing campaign in Libya would result in
anything BUT a giant power vacuum to be filled by psychotic death
The Libertarian reaction to 9/11? Declare War. No
nationbuilding. No "resolution to use force." Certainly no "invading
nations that had nothing to do with it". No. The Libertarians
wanted a proper declaration of war by the Congress of these United
States on Al Queda and nations harboring them. We said "issue Letters
of Marque and Reprisal" to private entities and hunt them down like
pirates because that is how you deal with non nation state actors.
Because Libertarians are not pacifists. Don't believe me? Go look in
their gun closets. No. They simply think that adventurism across the
world is neither constitutional, nor actually productive in the long
Naïve? You are thinking about the neo-conservative "spread
Democracy at the Point of Bayonets" wings of the Republican and