Obama's military commander in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal, has requested to greatly increase the presence of U.S. armed forces there. The Libertarian Party opposes this plan. In September 2008, the Libertarian National Committee adopted this resolution:
WHEREAS the government of the United States should return to its historical libertarian tradition of avoiding entangling alliances, foreign quarrels, and military adventures; andDemocrats often claim to oppose foreign wars. But after eight months in total control of Congress and the White House, Democrats have done nothing to end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
WHEREAS the stability and security of Afghanistan lie outside the jurisdiction of the government of the United States; and
WHEREAS the Libertarian Party recognizes that the only legitimate role of the military is to defend America against direct attack or the imminent threat of attack;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Libertarian National Committee calls on the government of the United States to withdraw the armed forces of the United States from Afghanistan, without undue delay.
I am a Libertarian who agrees with the above resolution. I opposed the War in Iraq from the beginning, long before either Hillary Clinton or Obama did. I was against Bush's actions in Iraq and I am against Obama's actions in Afghanistan.
I have said, many times before, there is not a dime's worth of difference between the Republican and Democrat parties. Both parties ignore the Constitution and both parties will do anything to stop any third party from full participation in the political process in the United States.
Obama, is no different than any other President in my lifetime. They ALL have had their personal "undeclared" wars and overseas "police" actions. All of us lose when the U.S. gets involved in these unconstitutional conflicts on foreign soil.