"Assuming information to confirm links of the Afghan terrorist camps to 9/11, with refusal of the Afghan government to cooperate, I would have voted for war on Afghanistan to the extent of eradicating the camps and terrorists, followed by our withdrawal. I believe we should at that point have focused our intelligence resources on monitoring for any signs of recurrence, in Afghanistan or elsewhere. In the absence of extensive further information, I would not have voted to authorize the invasion of Iraq. I have yet to see any evidence of real justification for it and I believe there should be VERY high standard of proof to justify a declaration of war. I do believe that there are times and places where it is justified and necessary to go to war, but that these times and places are few and far between – which is why this power is reserved to the entire Congress in the Constitution, that it not be resorted to very easily or too hastily."
Dr. Richard Davis
2010 District 1 Congressional Candidate for The Maryland Libertarian Party