The Mideast remains America's foreign policy hot spot -- and political hot potato. It's the locale of our current (and potentially future) wars.
The classic libertarian position is one of foreign non-intervention. Peace and friendship with all nations, alliances and entanglements with none.
However, Libertarian embarrassment Wayne Allyn Root has flip-flopped so much on foreign policy over these past four years, one wonders what he really believes -- in his heart -- about America's Mideast policy.
Texas Libertarian Party activist John Jay Myers offers some insight into Root's heart, based on his personal talks with Root. In a publicly posted comment at Independent Political Report [comment #28], Myers writes of Root:
"I don't really bash anyone as much as Wayne Allyn Root, but there is a reason for that. I am deeply involved in the group [the Libertarian Party], so when some ding-dong comes along claiming to be the Libertarian Party magi, and saying things to my face that contradict himself (and his book) I just can't let it slide.
"Here are the two things that Wayne said to me that stoke my animosity:
" 'John, you realize we have to be in the Middle East to protect Israel, right?'
"He [Root] often uses his book as a resource to say that he has changed his mind on our foreign policy. But he told me this after his book was in stores, and he was at my house.
"So basically his opinions on foreign policy are a complete fabrication. Or a false front. That is a huge strike against Wayne.
"Secondly, he told me in Missouri, 'John, you cannot talk bad about Israel and expect to get in the media.'
"What? What does that even mean? I should be able to talk about whatever or whoever I want. This is America after all....
"He [Root] is basically saying there is a group of people so in control of our media, that freedom of speech is no longer an option.
"That is a big deal. And if I believed this, as Wayne apparently does, I would be screaming it from the rooftops."
Read Myers's full account at Independent Political Report [comment #28].
When a Banyan Tree Hides the Secret to a Korean Enigma - About a hundred miles north of Bangalore, India, in the village of Thimmamma Marrimanu grows an eponymous banyan tree. There are all kinds of records for t...
3 hours ago