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Gary Johnson: end the embargo on Iran, end all foreign aid (including to Israel)

Gary Johnson, 2012 Libertarian Party candidate and former New Mexico governor, addressed a crowd of about 200 this afternoon on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Governor Johnson gave an extemporaneous speech and question and answer session addressing Johnson’s views on foreign policy, individual rights, the drug war, and other issues.

Johnson presented a noninterventionist foreign policy, asserting that he would withdrawal combat troops from Afghanistan and any other place where American troops are now deployed. Johnson asserted that the United States government should end foreign aid to other countries, to include the state of Israel. Governor Johnson stated that the United States should not interfere in the security issues of Israel and Palestine, but stated that the president should prevent an Israeli attack on Iran. Governor Johnson also stated that the U.S. government should end the embargo on Iran, arguing that free trade is the best means for promoting regional security.