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KILLER_CLOWN
08-29-2008, 07:54 AM
Ron Paul: 'There's no difference' between McCain and ObamaDavid Edwards and Muriel Kane
Published: Thursday August 28, 2008

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Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has declined to endorse either John McCain or Barack Obama, and he told CNN's Kiran Chetry on Thursday that he sees "no difference" between them because both espouse foreign policies that only create more threats to our national interests.

Chetry asked Paul, "Do you think it's a valid argument ... that a John McCain administration would be a four-year extension of the Bush administration?"

"Sure, but I think that's what's going to happen with Obama, too," Paul replied. "There's no difference."

"Their foreign policies are identical," Paul explained. "They want more troops in Afghanistan. They want to send more support to Georgia to protect the oil line there. Neither one says bring home the troops from Iraq from the bases -- you know the bases are going to stay there, the embassy as big as the Vatican, that's going to remain. So their foreign policies are exactly the same. They're both very, very aggressive with Iran. So I would say there's no difference."

"How would you handle these global threats, then, if it's not to send our troops there and make sure that we're protected?" Chetry asked.

"We create the threats!" Paul replied emphatically. "Why are we on the borders of Russia provoking the Russians? I mean, the Georgians initiated the military attack against these enclaves where there were mostly Russians. ... It's the fact that we're over there that we create these crises."

"Isn't it part of our duty, though, to support these fledgling democracies that ask for our help?" asked Chetry.

"No, it's not our responsibility to do that," Paul said firmly. "We should endorse the principle but not send troops and money. ... Once we get over there, we just aggravate the situation."

"We bombed Serbia in order for Kosovo to become independent," Paul concluded. "Now the Russians are doing the same thing. ... It's this total inconsistency."

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Ron_Paul_will_not_support_John_0828.html

Baby Lee
08-29-2008, 07:56 AM
How could a guy be so good on other things and so pollyannish on FP?

Set a good example and evil will cease to be. puhlease.

KILLER_CLOWN
08-29-2008, 07:58 AM
How could a guy be so good on other things and so pollyannish on FP?

Set a good example and evil will cease to be. puhlease.


Team America World Police baby! that is the only answer, because we know better.

Baby Lee
08-29-2008, 08:00 AM
Team America World Police baby! that is the only answer, because we know better.

Who said that? Oh, you did.

banyon
08-29-2008, 08:05 AM
Well, the lunatic vote is not for sale!

KILLER_CLOWN
08-29-2008, 08:07 AM
Who said that? Oh, you did.

Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran! C'mon Glass Parking lot, let's kill millions! Another serious question is how did our oil get on their land? aw shucks lets go get it!

Baby Lee
08-29-2008, 08:13 AM
Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran! C'mon Glass Parking lot, let's kill millions! Another serious question is how did our oil get on their land? aw shucks lets go get it!

I personally believe that US Americans are unable to bring peace because some-uh people out there in our nation don't have our example, and I believe our example in like such South Africa and uh the Iraq and everywhere such as. And I believe our example over here in the US should help the US . . . should help South Africa and help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future.

SNR
08-29-2008, 11:36 AM
I personally believe that US Americans are unable to bring peace because some-uh people out there in our nation don't have our example, and I believe our example in like such South Africa and uh the Iraq and everywhere such as. And I believe our example over here in the US should help the US . . . should help South Africa and help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future.Why do we have to do it? Why us? Because we're there? Or is it because we're going bankrupt as a country? Is that why WE have to do this bullshit?

Basileus777
08-29-2008, 11:39 AM
Ralph Nader of the right?

Nightfyre
08-29-2008, 12:40 PM
Personally, I find bankrupting my own country in order to meddle in world affairs quite bothersome. But label me insane.

Taco John
08-29-2008, 12:43 PM
Set a good example and evil will cease to be.


That's not Ron Paul's position at all.

Logical
08-29-2008, 12:47 PM
How could a guy be so good on other things and so pollyannish on FP?

Set a good example and evil will cease to be. puhlease.It is my problem with RP, his extremism (in reverse)