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Ron Paul Links the U.S. Libyan Campaign to a Deeply Flawed Foreign Policy

Ron Paul Links the U.S. Libyan Campaign to a Deeply Flawed Foreign Policy

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, addresses reporters shortly before a public speech Monday night at N.C. State University.

by Mitch Kokai
Carolina Journal

Texas GOP congressman critiques Obama before N.C. State speech

President Obama’s Libyan campaign represents “the continuation of a deeply flawed foreign policy.”

That’s the assessment of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who used those words in a news conference two hours before the president’s televised address on the topic.

“It will not end well,” Paul told reporters at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center, shortly before delivering a speech sponsored by the campus chapter of Young Americans for Liberty. “If for no other reason, people should be frightened about casually going to war [with] no permission and committing hundreds of millions of dollars. They think in the first month, we might spend another $1 billion, and they pretend they care about the spending and the deficit?”

“I think the American people are going to wake up and realize this,” Paul added. “I’m going to do my darnedest to wake up the people about how serious this is. Fortunately, so far at least, the young people have been very supportive of this position because they know they will suffer the consequences if we don’t change this policy.”

Paul was on stage in Raleigh as the president delivered his televised remarks. Reporters asked Paul before the speeches what he wanted to hear from the commander-in-chief.

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