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ATLANTA - Presidential candidate Chase Oliver condemns American attacks Friday in Iraq and Syria for the needless attacks on human life and the further destabilization in the Middle East.

"Like clockwork the war machine is starting,” says Oliver, 38, who qualified for the Free and Equal debate on Feb. 29 and Rolling Stone’s “Most Influential Libertarian.” "It will begin with airstrikes, and make no mistake, without a serious change of direction, we are on a path to war.
"My generation is still recovering from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

The United States launched air attacks Friday, Feb. 2, on Iranian sites in Iraq and Syria, under the argument that Iranian-backed Houthi militants killed three American troops last week. The attack included more than 85 targets in seven places.

“I condemn any measures that will bring that pain and trauma onto another generation of Americans. No more war!”

Since his campaign began in 2023, Chase Oliver:

  • Qualified to join the Free and Equal Debate that includes candidates outside of the Old Parties. Oliver will join five other candidates - including fellow Libertarian Lars Mapstead - on Feb. 29.

  • Won the Presidential Straw Poll with about 43 percent of the vote at Libertarian Party of Iowa’s first Caucus. The Iowa Caucuses kick off the presidential campaign season, and showings here can make or break candidacies.

  • Became the first third-party presidential candidate invited to speak at the Iowa Political Soapbox at the State Fair, a reward for in-person campaigning in the Hawkeye State.

  • Spoke at two panel discussions at FreedomFest in Memphis. 

  • As Georgia’s first openly gay Senate candidate, spent June marching and meeting with many people at Pride events in Chicago, Atlanta, and Kansas City. 

  • Joined the fight to stop the divisive and unpopular Cop City project in his hometown of Atlanta; joined protests against inhumane tactics that city government used against the homeless in Columbia, South Carolina; and has worked alongside activists in his tour across the country.

Oliver’s national attention grew following his debate with incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock and an empty podium set aside for opponent Herschel Walker. Oliver garnered over 80,000 votes and forced a runoff between the Republican and Democratic candidates. 

Broadcast coverage includes PBS, CNN, Fox Business, and CSPAN. Print coverage includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Rolling Stone, which labels him the “Most Influential Libertarian.” 

Oliver is available for media interviews, including for university journalism and communications students.

To learn more about Chase Oliver, visit

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