Tiffany Madison of Liberty.me interviews interesting liberty-minded individuals on a variety of topics, including current events, politics, civil liberties, foreign policy and human liberty. 

Charm Offensive: Army Vet Prof Andrew Fyfe on the Iraq War Failures and Legacy

 

Professor Andrew Fyfe, an Iraq War veteran, Bronze Star recipient and doctoral candidate discusses foreign policy, Iraq intervention, and the philosophical and moral questions surrounding the Iraq War from a veteran's perspective. Will the Iraqi three-state solution unfold? Will the Kurds hold the north? 

How do Fallujah veterans feel about the city falling to insurgents after so much bloodshed? Is Obama any better than Bush? Does the Iraq war pass the Just War Theory litmus test? If not, how should anti-war activists treat veterans of the Iraq war when they believe their sacrifices are unworthy of respect? Prof. Fyfe responds. 


Charm Offensive Roundtable: Veterans Speak on Iraq, Foreign Policy and Interventionism

The purpose of this discussion is to cover current event topics involving national security, the war on terror, foreign intervention, and policy from a veteran's perspective. Americans are tired of listening to talking heads sponsored by mainstream media elites and so here we are, speaking to real people about real issues that concern us all.

What did veterans feel that the American people accomplished by toppling Saddam and occupying Iraq? What do they feel we provided as far as infrastructure that still stands or maybe has a legacy in the future? What were the most successful strategies of the war and who or what made that strategy or policy initiative succeed? 

What was the most detrimental or counterproductive policy iniative, who was responsible for that initiative becoming policy and what should have been done differently? Has the idea of implication of counter-insurgency, in regards to how the United States DoD implements it, has that failed or have we just not figured that out yet? During your time in Iraq interacting with the Iraqi people, what impression did you gather about their ability to cooperate under democratic rule? 


Charm Offensive: Austin Petersen talks political coalitions, Rand Paul & Bush 3

 

On this edition of The Charm Offensive, we welcome Austin Petersen, CEO The Libertarian Republic, as well as the CEO of Stonegait LLC. Formerly an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano's show "Freedom Watch", on the Fox Business Network. Austin was referred to by the Judge as "The right side of my brain". 

He built Judge Napolitano's social networks with over 700,000 fans and millions of clicks a month. Austin graduated from Missouri State University. He has written and produced award winning plays and videos, and previously worked for the Libertarian National Committee and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. 


Charm Offensive: Cop Whistleblower Justin Hanners on Ferguson, police state

 

Tiffany Madison with Liberty.me speaks with Justin Hanners, a former Auburn Alabama Police Officer and Air Force veteran turned whistleblower. He was an honorable officer of the law essentially fired for refusing to follow a wrongful order from his superiors over ticket quotas. What happens to cops turned whistleblowers? 

Why don't more good officers come forward? What can we do to protect the good officers? What's the ratio between honorable cops and those that abuse the badge? Will the federal government curtail its programs militarizing local police? What are the most common tactics officers use to invalidate constitutional rights during even a routine traffic stop? What do you say to those arguing body cameras risk the public's privacy? Is the answer private policing? To support Justin's Facebook page and follow his lawsuit against Auburn Police Department.