Tokyo Tom, in comments on my About section suggested that I look to the things which Lew Rockwell says to discover why I am wrong to support war. I have decided that the evidence suggests that these guys believe some pretty kooky stuff. That’s putting it mildly. In addition to wiki, one might want to read the account of a rather rough treatment Jonah Goldberg got from these “libertarians”. Or perhaps their adventures in Far Left-ville. Now, I understand that many libertarians believe that war is a terrific opportunity for the state to expand its power. And I don’t believe it is paranoid to suspect such might be the case in even wars in the US (Wilson anyone?) but it seems ridiculous to suggest that this is the sort of thing Bush or Lincoln would do. Now, at this point, these libertarians will protest that Lincoln did violate all sorts of civil rights. But the end result of the civil war was a country which was, on the whole, freer. I mean, from my idea of a libertarian perspective, freeing people from tyranny is worth dealing with this sort of thing. It is absurd to suggest that bringing Liberal Democracy to the world is somehow not classically liberal (somewhat curiously, while they take the “states rights” side of the civil war, these guys side with the Federalists, not Jefferson’s Democratic Republicans on this-of course, it is easy to argue in hindsight (or if you are quite prescient, like Burke, foresight) that the French Revolution was something, er, less than admirable, but that isn’t fair to Jefferson, who became as disgusted in hindsight as anyone) is absurd. But then, these guys, as I understand it, are also protetionist, so it is obvious why they don’t give a crap about the freedom of the world. I suddenly understand why I have no clue what Tom is talking about half the time-he has been hanging around some truly wierd guys!