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Gary Johnson defends his 'Aleppo moment' by saying you can't start wars with countries you can't find

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has figured out a foolproof plan to keep America out of foreign wars: Simply don't learn where other countries are.

See? Ha! Hard to fight a war in a place you can't find, isn't it?

While maybe not so foolproof after all, the argument was apparently raised by Johnson when he defended himself for failing to know what Aleppo is as well as being unable to name a single foreign leader he respects, The Hill reports. "You know what, the fact that somebody can dot the I's and cross the T's on a foreign leader or a geographic location then allows them to put our military in harms way," Johnson explained to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday. He added, "We elect people who can dot the I's and cross the T's on these names and geographic locations as opposed to the underlying philosophy, which is let's stop getting involved in these regime changes."

Makes you think, huh? Watch the interview, below. Jeva Lange