Is neither China basher nor meddler: was lone “nay” vote on House resolution honoring Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo on grounds US should stay out of other countries’ internal affairs. Calls China “more capitalistic than we are.” Says overall US-China relations have been on right track since Nixon.
Would eliminate all US foreign aid, including to Israel. Opposes a US-led peace process, saying US should not dictate to Israel, a sovereign nation. Opposes sanctions on Iran, which he says only encourage hostilities and Iran’s desire to go nuclear.
Blasts war on terror as a major threat to Americans’ freedoms. Says all troops should come home from antiterror wars.
Says US spends a trillion dollars a year maintaining its “empire” and should stop. Would balance federal budget by 2015 in part by cutting military spending by $832 billion.