Charles Koch has lunch with a reporter of the Financial Times, who finds the businessman differs with Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and a lot of the Republican Party on foreign policy:
He then expounds on the war on terror. "We have been doing this for a dozen years. We invaded Afghanistan. We invaded Iraq. Has that made us safer? Has that made the world safer? It seems like we're more worried about it now than we were then, so we need to examine these strategies."
It's a view that also contrasts with that of another Republican frontrunner; Ted Cruz's plan to carpet-bomb Isis strongholds is anathema to Koch.
Also, so much for the "oligarchy':
I ask again about politics. He says he is "disappointed" by the current crop of Republican presidential candidates, and resigned to having to support one with whom he agrees on only some issues. "It is hard for me to get a high level of enthusiasm because the things I'm passionate about and I think this country urgently needs aren't being addressed."
The Kochs' political machine has presented all the candidates with a list of issues it wants on the agenda but, says Koch, "it doesn't seem to faze them much. You'd think we could have more influence."