The main reason I’m running for Congress is that Washington has become far too warlike & destructive during my lifetime. It’s not just the GOP but both major parties. We use force too often and make far too many enemies. An aggressive foreign policy and a large standing army would have horrified the founders of our country.
I consider George W. Bush and Dick Cheney the two worst war criminals alive today for invading Iraq in 2003 and causing the premature deaths of approximately 600,000 to one million Iraqis, most of them innocent civilians. The Christian “Just War Theory” condemns Washington’s invasion as an unjust war, and the UN Charter condemns Bush and Cheney as aggressors.
If and when I’m elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, I hope to join the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, where I will seek to initiate a complete review and overhaul of all of our foreign policies. We should tread most carefully in regions of the world where there are ongoing wars or potential outbreaks of war.
An example of how dysfunctional our foreign policy elites have become, including Andy Barr (R), is the fact that Washington has been supporting al Qaeda in Syria for the last 6 years. Why would any Representative do that? Because Mr. Barr is obsessed with overthrowing the Assad Government in Syria. He is so desirous of regime change in Syria that he has been willing to ignore the fact that our CIA and military have been supporting al Qaeda since 2011.
If and when I beat Mr. Barr, I will sign on as a cosponsor of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s “Stop Arming Terrorists Act.”
And this is one of the most inspiring videos I’ve seen in years. The song, “Masters of War,” is by Bob Dylan: