Libertarian presidential candidate mounts pro-peace television commercial campaign

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    http://www.badnarik.org/PressRoom/archive.php?p=668

     
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    Bring the troops home immediately, regardless of the consequences... a naive policy formulated by a no-chance candidate.
     
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    Much better than keep sending more troops everywhere followed by Bush and Kerry.
     
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    and leave Iraq to develop into a worse country than afghanistan was before we removed the Taliban. Real smart there, Ace. :sleep:
     
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    A Rasmussen survey of 1,000 adults nationwide reveals that 20% of Republicans are unhappy enough with Bush's foreign policy to shop around. "Michael Badnarik approaches those voters without the obvious weaknesses of a leftist candidate who wants higher taxes and bigger government."

    I'm in the unhappy 20%. Unhappy that he has allowed much of the current war and national security to be politicized as opposed to "doing what needs to be done" (Fallujah, open borders, politically correct appeasement of muslims, & the Iranian mullah's threats come to mind)
    Doesn't mean I would even consider voting for Kerry.............
     
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    So you'd just leave Iraq to its own devices... sink or swim? And when Iraq's government fell and its people fell prey to Islamofascism or terrorist dictators, then what?

    Isolationism is no longer a viable option, especially against terrorism. I am happy that Bush is fighting it proactively, even though I disagree with some of his domestic policies.
     
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    It is called not using our military as a nation building force. Bush promised not to do it in 2000. Iraq may become worse, may be better. In either case it is not our problem. What makes it our problems is when we send our troops everywhere and piss people off enough that they want to kill us.
     
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    There are more people than just kerry and Bush.

    Travis
     
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    No nation building was used in earnest but the US failed to realize that the atlantic and pacific cannot protect us anymore. The terrorists of the world can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone they choose so we're left with few options. One of them is to do nothing but will result in more terrorism around the world. The US resorted to Isolationism after WW1 and look where it got us. The other is to remove the world leaders that support terrorists and provide an opportunity for terrorism to die out on its own because of better economic opportunities for people that would be terrorists. While we do that, we'll kill the ones that are too full of hate to change their lives for the better. It's an all around better deal than having a globally violent war and deaths in the hundreds of millions later.
     
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    I'm aware of that. :slap:

    You've got your Die hard loony left Dean/Dem supporters

    You've got your moderate "old school dems" (ala Lieberman, Miller, etc)

    You've got people who will vote their party's ticket no matter what.

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    You've got your Die hard right wing Buchanan supporters

    You've got your moderate "conservative/repubs" who just want the government to get off our backs and protect the country

    You've got people who will vote their party's ticket no matter what.

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    You've got Nader and his hodge podge of supporters

    You've got your boy Badnarik

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    There is the realistic voter, who wants to know which is the less of 2 evils between the GOP and the Dems who feels that a vote on a third party candidate at this juncture is a wasted vote.

    Until perceptions and the attitude of the populace of this country changes on its own (doubtful) or a seismic event causes a radical change in the peoples priorities, I'm afraid we will be stuck with the status quo.
     
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