Yesterday morning I appeared on Fox Business Network's Varney & Co., during which the host—who is in favor of intervention, on the principle that "the lone super-power has a moral obligation to act when a rogue state uses weapons of mass destruction"—paid respect to the potency of the libertarian argument against war:
Matt Welch is with me. He's a libertarian. The libertarians are very much part of this debate, and you exercise considerable power within the Republican Party.
After hearing my version of the libertarians-in-Congress take (during which I inaccurately characterized their position as unanimously against war; Sen. Jeff Flake [R-Arizona], bewilderingly, voted yes), Varney said this:
Look, I think Matt that you have just wrapped up public opinion. I think public opinion is very strongly on your side, for all of the points you just raised….I do believe that you have significant—not you, but the libertarians—have significant power within the Republican Party these days, a great deal more influence and power than you had, say, a year ago, two years ago.
Watch the whole thing below: