David Boaz: Americans Won't Tolerate a War with Syria
"It's absolutely true that there has been a trend toward opposition to foreign adventurism […] Even in Washington, it's constrained," says CATO institute Executive Director, David Boaz.
Boaz says that even if politicians in Washington aren't in favor of invading foreign countries, they are in favor of using drones, creating no-fly zones and giving arms to rebels:
"Dangerous things that led us into Vietnam that can lead you into wars," he tells Reason's Editor-in-Chief Matt Welch at Freedom Fest 2013. "They know the American people would not tolerate, 'Let's just go in and fight a war in Syria.'"
Welch and Boaz discuss foreign interventionism, the libertarian moment and the Paul family's future in politics.
Held each July in Las Vegas, Freedom Fest is attended by around 2,000 limited-government enthusiasts and libertarians. Reason TV spoke with over two dozen speakers and attendees and will be releasing interviews over the coming weeks. Go here for an ever-growing playlist of this year's interviews.
About 10:02 minutes.
Produced by Paul Detrick. Camera by Detrick and Tracy Oppenheimer.
Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel and get automatic notifications when new videos go live.