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Gary Johnson: I can't start wars with places if I can't find them on a map
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia Oct 04, 2016 04:46pm|
|News Date||Tuesday, October 4, 2016 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Tuesday defended his lack of knowledge of world affairs, suggesting on MSNBC that foreign policy expertise, or even an understanding of where international leaders are from, is what leads to military conflict. |
“You know what? The fact that somebody can dot the i’s and cross the t’s on a foreign leader’s geographic location then allows them to put our military in harm’s way,” Johnson told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
The former New Mexico governor has been widely panned for a pair of foreign policy gaffes that have weighed down his long-shot candidacy. First, Johnson responded to a question on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” about the ongoing civil war in Syria by asking his questioner, “What is Aleppo?”
His inability to recognize Syria’s largest city, and the epicenter of its humanitarian crisis, was compounded last week in another MSNBC appearance when host Chris Matthews asked Johnson to “name one foreign leader that you respect and look up to.” Johnson could not name one and admitted that he was having another “Aleppo moment.”
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