Gary Johnson tells students both Romney and Obama are pro-warSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 12:41
Speaking to students at the University of New Mexico Tuesday in Albuquerque, Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson called Mitt Romney's Monday foreign policy speech a "collection of promises to keep America embroiled in unnecessary wars and the same ill-advised interventions abroad that have done nothing to make the U.S. more secure."
Johnson, who has called for bringing American troops home immediately from Afghanistan, said, "When you drill through the rhetoric Gov. Romney is using to try to distinguish his foreign policy from that of Barack Obama, you really don't find a difference. He's just trying to sound tougher about it.
Johnson said the following:
"Romney talks about our 'gains' in Iraq being eroded now that our troops are gone. Does that mean he wants to send them back? And what gains? In terms of foreign policy, the war in Iraq was a mistake to begin with, and it should surprise absolutely no one that the pro-Iran regime we helped install isn't being as obedient as we would like. And today, we learn that Iraq is buying $4.2 billion worth of arms from Russia. Wonder whose $4.2 billion they are using?"