"Under the Constitution, we don't have the authority to put troops in foreign countries, willy-nilly, when we're not at war … [and] we can't afford it anymore — we're going broke. We're on the verge of doing what all great empires have done in the past — spread themselves too far wide around the world."
What about sending our military forces to prevent genocide and terrible human suffering? "I think it's a tragedy, and we can have a moral statement, but you can't use force of arms to invade other countries to make them better people. Our job is to make us a better people."
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