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Blame America First? Who are you kidding?!

In Tuesday’s GOP debate Ron Paul pointed out the obvious when he said: “They attack us because we've been over there. We've been bombing Iraq for 10 years.”

Dr. Paul is no doubt speaking of the wildy-unsuccessful Iraqi sanctions and the Clinton bombings of Iraq during the 1990’s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_sanctions
http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1998/12/16/transcript...
http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/1999/04/iraq.html

Anyone, with even a shred of intellectual honesty, can draw the logical conclusion that when a government bombs people for multiple years and kills over 400,000 people with sanctions, those policies will create enemies that want to hurt American citizens.

Is stating that fact Un-American? Is it “blame America first”?

Does anyone rational think that we need to spend one billion dollars a week fighting a country with no Air Force or discernable Army?

Does Guiliani and every other “mainstream” candidate really think intervention will win?

Did it work in the past in Vietnam and Korea?

Will the policies of this undeclared war make safer? Or will encourage more animosity?

Will it save money?

How about lives?

Speak softly and carry a big stick used to stand for something. Hopefully Ron Paul can make us all remember.



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Am I Un-American?

Where did it all go wrong? Logic and morality have been thrown out the window for personal gain.

Ron Paul hit the nail on the head when he asked how the United States would react if China was committing the same atrocities in our homeland as we are in Iraq. It sickened me to watch Guiliani stand there and ridicule Ron Paul for his statements, and try to come off as a hero after 9/11, when he was probably involved. What sickened me even more was the response by the audience with their thunderous applause for Guiliani when he asked that Ron Paul retract his statement. I thought the American people were waking up and sick of the status quo, but I may be wrong.

When asked that question posed by Ron Paul, how can anyone still certifiably sane say we wouldn't fight tooth and nail to overcome the oppressor? All the lives lost, all the money spent on trying to police the world. Why are we the perfect society? What gives this nation the right to declare to the rest of the world that we have the answers and ours is the only way? We as citizens of the United States know this isn't true, and in reality our nation is becoming one of the most hated in the world for our actions of intervention.

Here's where I may get blow back. If we were attacked, (if not committed by our own government), I would not condemn anyone for doing so. Lives would be lost and many families would suffer. Unfortunately that's the price a country may have to pay when they go around killing millions of innocent people to protect their own personal gain. Why are the lives of our citizens any more important than another countries? Based on this governments policy of intervention they are all just faceless bodies. If more of our citizens are killed look to our own government for blame.

The answer to all of the madness? Ron Paul.

USA Today opinion piece

http://blogs.usatoday.com/onpolitics/2007/05/once_again_ron_...

Some of my favorite quotes, by Cicero, over 2000 years old, some things never change.

-Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
-Endless money forms the sinews of war.
-Freedom suppressed again, and again regained, bites with keener fangs tha

vote for ron paul

he proves yet again why he is the man to run our country. the only one up there who stood for what he truly believes in. He is the only person not lying to himself. I hope he woke up some more people with that. Keep up the good work Dr. Ron Paul.

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http://texomashomepage.com/

Ron Paul makes me so Proud to be an American Again.

A stupid loyal patriot v.s. an informed son of the founders

Read the whole thing at the link, but I've excerpted a key paragraph or three, in sum: do you want someone who actually knows foreign affairs to run things (Can Rudy find Uzbekistan on a map?) vote Ron Paul. Or put differently, does someone who doesn't read or otherwise inform himself on geopolitics and foreign policy but who simply was there mismanaging the scene of the crime better at fighting terrorism, which seems to be his big issue.

I hope this gets Paul some interview time.


The mayor, who is making his response to the 9-11 attacks on New York a central feature of his presidential campaign, was joined in the assault on Paul by many of the other candidates.

But congressman did not back down, and for good reason. Unlike Giuliani, the Texan has actually read the record.

The 9-11 Commission report detailed how bin Laden had, in 1996, issued "his self-styled fatwa calling on Muslims to drive American soldiers out of Saudi Arabia" and identified that declaration and another in 1998 as part of "a long series" of statements objecting to U.S. military interventions in his native Saudi Arabia in particular and the Middle East in general. Statements from bin Laden and those associated with him prior to 9-11 consistently expressed anger with the U.S. military presence on the Arabian Peninsula, U.S. aggression against the Iraqi people and U.S. support of
Israel.

And he devestated the question about shopping mall terrorism

When he pointed out Osama Bin Laden is alive and well and living in Pakistan, which we are sending money to, and they have nuclear weapons.

Why bother with hypotheticals, when we are going to pretend to forget we haven't even finished the job from 6 years ago.

My only hope is that the MSM won't re-ignore him and let him talk and respond (he managed to answer both Colmes on abortion and Hannity on the 9/11 issue).

We can pretend that they are all psychopaths, or that 9 year old burka wearing islamic girls will come over here and blow us up because they hate our freedoms, or try to - like a doctor - diagnose the disease before prescribing a cure.

Paul's original response about Iran and our role in imposing the Shah on the Iranian people should have answered things. Although one evil doesn't justify another in retaliation, we seem to be trying to create more terrorists.