Following a conversation at the International Students for Liberty Conference between Judge Andrew Napolitano and Ron Paul, moderated by Nick Gillespie (Editor in Chief of Reason magazine), LibertyConservatives.com was able to interview Gillespie on several issues that were discussed during the conversation. We asked Gillespie what his views on non-interventionism were in relation to the earlier comments made by Ron Paul. Gillespie replied “I think the U.S should only be involved militarily in true defense of war”. Gillespie went on to discuss the situation in Ukraine – the question of what to do when your country is being annexed or under a real threat of invasion. The question of what to do about ISIS was then posed to Gillespie, who stated that the situation there was rather different. Gillespie said that “ISIS doesn’t have thirty thousand people” and cited our unsuccessful arming of Iraq in the past as a reason against arming the opposition. Towards the end of the interview, Gillespie claimed that the conflict in the Islamic State “is not our fight” and reiterated his belief that it is better handled by countries in the local vicinity.
In a statement given by the Department of Defense to various media outlets, the