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Is -- -- possible for us to broker peace and Italy should we just lead by example and let them fight it out or work it out whichever they prefer on their own.
Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson is well known for his libertarian views.
He joins us now from Morris County California -- you don't -- any closer to peace and stability in the region and we were sixty years ago or even 960 years ago.
You have to think a change in approach.
Is in order here isn't it.
Well -- we.
You hit it on the head I I I don't think the United States government can dictate what other countries do I think there are unintended consequences that go along with that.
And if you're talking about Israel lobby I've met with Netanyahu I think it's a mistake for us to think that we know what's in Israel's best interests they do.
And they need to be left to decide that -- determine.
At the same time.
-- what is our role then if we leave it for them to determine that is our oldest to give them money to give them weapons to guess part of the VA that we provide them we provide them with a significant amount of military eight.
Is that what our role is and -- if that's what our role is with -- Israel.
Doesn't that dictate what our role is then against that went with their enemies.
Well when you look at military alliances I think -- Israel is a military ally will remain a military -- that it's crucial for us to maintain those ties but.
When it comes to foreign -- I don't know -- Israel wouldn't wouldn't be the first ones to say keep your keep your foreign aid we we can do for ourselves.
They'll be telling us what to do we know what it is that we need to do we're gonna act in our best interest.
I would just offer up a corollary that here in this country we don't want to be told by other countries what we.
Should or shouldn't do where the best determine -- of of our own now.
-- -- our own fate you know if the president didn't mention the pre 1967.
What it makes sense though to go back to those days I mean what like here we sit at the table with with -- -- to the head of -- is -- -- -- Palestine and say look.
Pre 1967 borders you recognize Palestine you recognize Israel and then we can move on from here what is so difficult about that.
Well I think it is difficult -- I think that we can't presume to know what's best you know I've been on top of the Golan Heights -- Golan Heights was something that was secured after.
When when they were literally shelling.
Israel they they.
Had to take that territory that's.
And I mean either take that territory or or be bombed.
When Jordan -- is looking to -- that -- -- Jordan River.
You know what that -- that's pretty darn serious and that's what they attempted to do so.
Israel they're they're the ones that understand.
Their daily lives and how they're being affected.
It's I would just say that our involvement in other countries when we yet when we try to determine outcomes there are.
Unintended consequences to go along with that we take out Saddam Hussein he's the check when it comes to.
I ran in the Middle East now I -- is rearing its head will.
You know what I -- had this Saddam Hussein to deal with but we took him out and now.
You know what it may be a military threat.
At some point down the road it's not now but we should remain vigilant to that military threat and we should remain vigilant -- terrorist threats throughout the world.
But getting involved they're getting involved in Libya where.
We're we're determining outcomes that have unintended consequences and we -- watching that play itself out our entire lifetime.
You know there's a there's a large gray area here though Gary because you get involved at first but by bringing -- -- money.
And that it might be getting arms and as we saw in Vietnam it goes to advisors and advisors turning to troops there's a gray area that always seems to snowball little bit out of control but yet every every single president seems willing to go -- that gray area.
I agree I agree it's it's a status quo and we've elected the status quo one now senator one congressperson one president at a time it doesn't seem to change we should be leading by example let's.
What the constitution of the United States as there's nothing in the constitution of the United States that says that because we don't like a foreign dictator.
That we should go in and topple that foreign dictator.
And Witter what Libya.
Today is the 60s60.
Day have President Obama having gone into Libya.
Where's the key where's the congressional approval to do that let's let's have a debates and a discussion over.
What it is we're doing in Libya and there's still plenty of fighting going on even though it's been push -- the back burner.
In terms of the news all right Gary appreciate it as always thanks for your comments.