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Ron Paul: 'War is a drain'

The Des Moines Register
May 23, 2011

Ron Paul said he’s seen a growing number of potential voters come around to his way of thinking about the economy since 2008, and hopes his views on foreign policy will gain similar traction in the run up to the 2012 caucuses.

“People are now seeing the economic burden of our foreign policy — you know, the hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars of foreign aid that is taken out of our country,” the Texas congressman said today during a visit to his Iowa campaign office in Ankeny. “… People are starting to realize that war is a drain.”

Paul’s strict non-interventionist stance sets him apart from other Republicans vying for the presidential nomination. He’s a member of the U.S. House of Representatives foreign affairs committee, and has been a longtime opponent of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Overseas conflicts are costly, and meddling in the affairs of other nations has done more harm than good over the past half-decade, he said.

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seeing this made my day

Thanks so much for posting this.

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Startling Newspaper Job Title: "Covering Ron Paul." Wow!

The Des Moines Register newspaper has designated Mary Stegmeir the reporter, "Covering Ron Paul." So far, so good. Here are all her recent articles:

  • ‘War is a drain,’ Paul tells Iowans, by MARY STEGMEIR43 mins ago
    Ron Paul says that since 2008 he has seen more potential voters come around to his way of thinking about the economy, and that he hopes his views on foreign ...
  • Ron Paul will be in Ankeny Monday, by MARY STEGMEIR3 days ago
    Presidential candidate Ron Paul will be in Ankeny Monday to meet with county co-chairs and district chairs for the 2012 caucus. The Republican will shake hands with those supporters from 1 ...
  • Ron Paul says he’s optimistic about his 2012 presidential chances, by MARY STEGMEIR11 days ago
    Ron Paul launched his campaign for the presidency today during an appearance on “Good Morning America.” “Today, at this moment, I’m officially announcing that I am a candidate for president ...
  • Ron Paul announces formation of presidential exploratory committee, by MARY STEGMEIR27 days ago
  • Ron Paul took his first formal steps today toward entering the 2012 presidential race. The Texas congressman announced his decision to form a presidential exploratory committee during an afternoon press ...
  • Video: Ron Paul says government should protect unborn, by MARY STEGMEIR42 days ago
    Ron Paul, a longtime proponent of limited government, addressed social issues including abortion during a speech this morning at Dordt College in Sioux Center. The Texas congressman --- ...
  • Ron Paul will announce in May whether he’ll run, by
    MARY STEGMEIR48 days ago
  • Ron Paul supporters will have to wait until May to find out if they’ll have a chance to lobby for the Texas congressman during the 2012 Iowa caucuses, ...
  • Jesse Ventura: I’d consider being Ron Paul’s VP, by
    MARY STEGMEIR49 days ago
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura announced today that he would consider becoming Ron Paul’s running mate --- but only if the congressman runs for president on the ...
  • Ron Paul: Decision to run will depend on dollar, by MARY STEGMEIR61 days ago
    Many potential presidential candidates are looking to poll data to determine whether to launch a campaign for the
  • 2012 Republican nomination. Ron Paul? He’s watching the dollar. “I’m undecided, that’s ...

This may be something very good to watch develop.

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I've just finish reading

the latest one you mentioned. It was excellent. She is correctly using the "noninterventionist" term when describing Dr. Paul's views on foreign policy and even expands upon it.

‘War is a drain,’ Paul tells Iowans

I just love all the comments

I just love all the comments on the story, almost every single one of them is correcting the author for using 'isolationist' to describe Ron's foreign policy. I talked about the same thing about the articles on drug legalization and prostitution; we have to remain vigilant of people trying to put their own words into Ron's mouth. Great work guys!!

I think they meant

I think they meant Half-Century, instead of Half-decade

They make it sound like he

They make it sound like he used the term 'isolationist' re: his foreign policies. He would never use that term. But I don't see a place on there to post comments. Hmph.

I just posted

I posted a comment on there. They're all pretty pro paul except one comment. James Moore is me.

Eric Hoffer

War is a racket,

thanks for posting, war is an important issue for america and the world. Here RP explains that war is draining the economy. There are so many issues to which RP has offered positive solutions, which will help people understand and have confidence, whatever may be their priorities.
The defense contractors are making profits, while the nations bleed. See RT's 3-minute video - War's necessary! US defense contractors 'raking in the dough'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgIzyXf61UU&feature=player_em...

There is another good video on LL's site.