Foreign Policy Experts Agree With Ron Paul's Foreign Policy!

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PostFri Dec 30, 2011 10:59 pm » by Jet17


Another Slap to the face!

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/20 ... gn-policy/

Foreign Policy Experts Agree With Ron Paul’s Controversial Foreign Policy

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Ron Paul is often chided by his Republican opponents for his extreme views on American foreign policy. His calls for ending all foreign wars and shutting hundreds of military bases across the globe have drawn howls from his GOP rivals, who have labeled the moves irresponsible and naïve.

His campaign pledge of cutting all foreign aid and withdrawing U.S. participation in the World Trade Organization and the United Nations has been at odds with even the most conservative members of his own party.

Yet as voting day in Iowa and New Hampshire draws near, Paul, the Congressman from Texas, is finding support for his non-interventionist positions from a growing number of foreign policy experts.

“He’s attacking our rich lazy friends, why is that not more popular,” said Harvey Sapolsky, emeritus professor of public policy and organization at MIT. He backs Paul’s calls for reducing America’s military budget, arguing that much of it is used to defend wealthy nations’ security.

A huge, Cold War-era global presence — with hundreds of overseas military bases — isn’t necessary, now that the Soviet threat is over and the collapse of communism, Sapolsky said.

“It’s not in America’s interest,” said Sapolsky, who added that despite the drumbeat in the media over the fear of terrorism, America is the safest it has ever been in its history.

Christopher Preble, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, is also another foreign policy expert who agrees that the United States is extraordinarily secure due to its geography and nuclear weapons, and doesn’t need a huge global presence.

He also argued that the United States’ military is being used in overseas conflicts with little or no national interest, specifically pointing to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Preble gave Paul credit for being one of the few outspoken critics of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

For sure America’s attitudes toward the war has changed and popular opinion seems to be on his side.

It’s evident at most of his campaign stops, where Paul’s calls for the troops to return home are met with thunderous applause and the occasional standing ovation.

But not all of Paul’s foreign policy positions have gone over well.

Paul has often said that America encourages terror by stationing troops worldwide.

“That’s irresponsible,” former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said. “A future president of the United State should not be parroting what Osama Bin Laden said on 9/11.”

Santorum, who is among Paul’s rivals for the GOP presidential nomination, challenged him at a recent debate, to explain his view that American overseas domination caused the Sept. 11 attacks.

Paul’s answer received a hostile response from the audience and even a few boos.

Paul’s view that a withdrawal of U.S. troops would decrease the incentive for terrorists to attack the United States got him into trouble with a Concord, N.H., voter earlier this year, who questioned his sanity.

“Anyone who thinks that is off their rocker,” she said.

“He’s easily dismissed as a crank,” said Sapolsky, who says Paul has good ideas but can be an inarticulate messenger.

Like most aspects of running a national political campaign, style often outweighs substance and both Sapolsky and Preble said that Paul is neither a great orator nor does he break down large global situations well.

But despite his shortcomings, Sapolsky does give Paul credit for speaking his mind.

“A lot of people won’t say come home,” Sapolsky said. “But Ron Paul does and that’s great.”
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PostSat Dec 31, 2011 9:39 am » by Mediasorcerer


Oh yeah, how naeve, to think that after millions of years of evolution, we still think a war will solve a problem?

I just hope they dont try to asasinate him, i bet they will, they may try to poison him is my bet.

this may be a matter of life and death for all of planet earth, seriously, thermonuclear war will wreck it for everything and everyone, and thats where its headed unless someone sensible does something worth doing.

to think these shits are here bagging him ,calling him a muslim lover and dragging up some shit he didnt even write from 20 years, ago,

disgraceful people,
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PostSat Dec 31, 2011 8:13 pm » by Jet17


I hope not Media, or people like myself will know exactly where to go, to disassemble the united states as it is and restore a new one.

I would die to save everyone's freedom, this is no doubt!
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PostSat Dec 31, 2011 8:22 pm » by Fatbastard


Re: Foreign Policy Experts Agree With Ron Paul's Foreign Policy! >>> Isn't that a, "U Turn." Oh God, "whom should one believe." Happy Hogmanay.
"Senator. I am not now, nor have I ever been, an oil trader, and neither has anyone on my behalf. I have never seen a barrel of oil, owned one, bought one, sold one, and neither has anyone on my behalf."

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PostSat Dec 31, 2011 8:52 pm » by Jet17


fatbastard wrote:Re: Foreign Policy Experts Agree With Ron Paul's Foreign Policy! >>> Isn't that a, "U Turn." Oh God, "whom should one believe." Happy Hogmanay.



well do you believe in War? or peace?

I believe the latter.
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PostSat Dec 31, 2011 9:08 pm » by Fatbastard


jet17 wrote:
fatbastard wrote:Re: Foreign Policy Experts Agree With Ron Paul's Foreign Policy! >>> Isn't that a, "U Turn." Oh God, "whom should one believe." Happy Hogmanay.



well do you believe in War? or peace?

I believe the latter.

"I believe, everyone of you should go home (America.) And the last one home, please close the door behind you, then switch off the light." I don't need you, I live here in Europe, i'm fine, enjoying myself. Sort out your 'American' problems.' And like 1942, when you decided to eventually call for help, as always, we'll be here. Happy Hogmanay.
"Senator. I am not now, nor have I ever been, an oil trader, and neither has anyone on my behalf. I have never seen a barrel of oil, owned one, bought one, sold one, and neither has anyone on my behalf."

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PostSat Dec 31, 2011 9:25 pm » by Jet17


fatbastard wrote:
jet17 wrote:
fatbastard wrote:Re: Foreign Policy Experts Agree With Ron Paul's Foreign Policy! >>> Isn't that a, "U Turn." Oh God, "whom should one believe." Happy Hogmanay.



well do you believe in War? or peace?

I believe the latter.

"I believe, everyone of you should go home (America.) And the last one home, please close the door behind you, then switch off the light." I don't need you, I live here in Europe, i'm fine, enjoying myself. Sort out your 'American' problems.' And like 1942, when you decided to eventually call for help, as always, we'll be here. Happy Hogmanay.



Uhhh excuse me?

I do believe it was Winston Churchill (A european) that was begging for the Americans help in WW2, we didn't get involved until the Japanese bombed us.


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“We don’t require in 1941 large armies from overseas. What we do require is weapons, ships and airplanes. All that we can pay for we will pay for, but we require far more than we will be able to pay for. And I watch with deep emotion the stirring processes whereby the democracy of the great American Republic is establishing its laws and formulating its decisions in order to make sure that the British Commonwealth is able to maintain, as it is maintaining at present, the front line of civilization and progress.”


Upon re-election, Roosevelt immediately set about implementing a new method of providing military hardware and shipping to Britain without the need for monetary payment.


HELP US AMERICA!!! HELP US!

You keep segregating yourself, and run from trouble, eventually trouble will show up at your doorstep. then I hope you have someone to help you!

keep blaming america, when we came to your aid, then turn right around and blame us for all the worlds problems too.

do you see a pattern?
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PostMon Jan 02, 2012 1:43 am » by Mediasorcerer


America is a great country, its just been infiltrated by communists in disguise, its run by traitors atm, that willl be hard to change too,
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