Dan McKnight joins Scott to discuss his very important organization, Bring Our Troops Home, which argues against America’s endless wars in the Middle East from a constitutional conservative position. Scott explains how the left has always been pretty good on the war issue, as is the older generation of Vietnam-era veterans who have turned anti-war. What we really need in order to change U.S. foreign policy is for the large base of younger republicans, including veterans of the current wars, to realize that a limited, defensive military policy really is the correct conservative stance. McKnight’s group, and others in the same movement, aim to galvanize this demographic.
Discussed on the show:
“Bring Our Troops Home movement growing, and Risch says he agrees” (Idaho State Journal)“Pew report: Most veterans say the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were not worth fighting – Veterans” (Stars and Stripes)“Defend the Guard Legislation” (Tenth Amendment Center)Concerned Veterans for America
Dan McKnight is the founder and Chairman of Idahoans to Bring Our Troops Home. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, three years active duty with the U.S. Army, and ten years with the Idaho Army National Guard, including a one-year deployment to Afghanistan in 2006.
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