It amazes me how y’all think Johnson is so great.
According to a Daily Caller interview, Johnson “told TheDC that he supports America’s efforts to aid African troops in tracking down Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony and that he wouldn’t rule out leaving behind American bases in Afghanistan.” On Kony, Johnson sounds like Obama, “I think if I would have signed the legislation that I would have had plans to immediately ask for a volunteer force and gone in and wipe ‘em out.”
He said in the same interview, “I would completely withdraw our military presence…Does withdrawing our military presence from Afghanistan mean that we would still have a base open in Afghanistan if they allowed us to keep a base open? Perhaps.” How does that even make sense? Yes, we go, but maybe not. On Israeli aid, “I think that we really do have a vested interest in Israel and that we shouldn’t walk away from that interest…” Again, his interventionist stance is clear: “I don’t want to close the door that if any of us were president of the United States that we would sit idly by and watch something like the Holocaust go down…I don’t want to close the door on the United States involving themselves and putting a stop to that. Can we spend money on that? Yeah, I think so.” He sounds eerily like Bill Clinton in the Bosnian War. “If there’s a clear genocide somewhere, don’t we really want to positively impact that kind of a situation?...Isn’t that what we’re all about? Isn’t that what we’ve always been about?” In the words of Arnold Rimmer, “Yeeeeeeeeeeeee-no.”
This link is particularly interesting:
"The Yankee is compelled to toil to make the world go around."
-Admiral Raphael Semmes, CSN
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