Doug Bandow, Cato Senior Fellow, Speaks at LI

June 1, 2011 | By Lauren Hart

"We have found a world with limitations," said Doug Bandow to a crowded room of conservatives and Leadership Institute supporters this morning.

Bandow, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, spoke to the Leadership Institute's Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast. His topic was foreign policy -- in particular, how US foreign policy should change in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death.

In his speech, Bandow traced the history of the United States' involvement in foreign affairs, from World Wars I and II to the modern "tendency for superpowers to naturally get involved" in humanitarian efforts overseas.

Now, Bandow argued, the United States faces increasing restrictions on its military efforts overseas: spending, the risks of war, and the cost of lost American lives. "There are consequences to all actions," he said to the crowd. "Recognize there is a cost."

The Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast is held every month at the Institute's Steven P.J. Wood Building. It is an excellent opportunity for friends of LI to meet leading speakers and hear their thoughts on current affairs.

Register online now for the next breakfast, Wednesday, June 6, with Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union.