Gary Johnson on The War in Afghanistan

Last Updated : Sep 29, 2011

Summary

Governor Johnson has stated that he supported the initial invasion of Afghanitan, but that the objectives there were accomplished six months after the invasion. He supports the immediate removal of troops from Afghanistan.

Governor Johnson has stated that the United States should not be borrowing money to build roads, bridges, schools and other infrastructure in foreign countries, especially when such help is currently needed at home. Non-military foreign aid around the world is something we can not currently afford.

 

Fox News Appearance

On February 17, 2011 Governor Johnson appeared on Fox News and spoke about a number of subjects. He stated in that interview that we will be having the same argument about Afghanistan 25 years from now as we are having today.

 

Our America Initiative

Governor Johnson created the Our America Initiative during the beginning of the Presidential campaign in 2011. He stated there that he did not support the war in Iraq from the beginning and did not support the war in Afghanistan.

South Carolina Debate

In May of 2011, Governor Johnson participated in the Republican primary debate in South Carolina. He discusses his desire to see the troops pull out of both Iraq and Afghanistan.

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