Stein is against the use of military intervention in Afghanistan.
“And in Afghanistan we actually saw recently the U.S passed the 2,000 level for military deaths. And that person, that soldier who was killed as number 2,000 in fact died at the hands of Afghan police forces that he was supposedly training. And we’re seeing more and more of such a problem now and in the same way in Pakistan, that 75 percent of Pakistanis now identify the U.S as the enemy. This policy of military intervention to try to stabilize a country, to try to create a democracy, it’s just not working. There is no democracy now in Afghanistan. It continues to teeter on the brink of civil war. Women’s rights have not been restored in Afghanistan. The war effort has essentially been a failure. We should move out and we should move out now. Barack Obama in fact negotiated an additional decade to keep contractors and troops and training officers on the ground so there is no guarantee whatsoever that either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney under the current arrangements would even come out in 2014. There is no exit strategy. It’s time to put an end to this ongoing, misguided and harmful war.”