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Ron Paul: ‘Nothing for Us to be Gained’ by Leaving Troops in Afghanistan

With President Obama set to announce the start of a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul already knows it will be inadequate from his perspective.

“I don't want to hear that he's going to bring 5,000 troops home or 10,000 troops. We need to have a significant change in foreign policy, which means that all the troops come home and turn that country back over to the Afghans. And let them deal with it,” Paul, a Republican congressman from Texas, told us on ABC’s “Top Line” today.

Paul brushed aside concerns about an increased terrorist threat if U.S. troops leave, arguing that a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan will actually make the U.S. safer.

“We'll have less danger to us if we don't occupy foreign countries, because that's the top motivation for the desire to come here and kill Americans -- is because we've invaded their land,” Paul said. “What if another country did that to us? Every American would be together. If the Chinese did to us what we do to other countries, no American would say, ‘Aw, that's okay, they're nice people. Maybe we can learn their culture and their religion.’ It would be insane.”

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/06/ron-paul-nothing-fo...



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ytc's picture

Ron Paul represents

vox populi!

For those you can't view the 2 videos

embedded in the article, here is the audio on the Podcast.

http://www.ronpaul2012podcast.com/2011/06/22/rep-ron-paul-on...

sometimes I can't view videos so the podcast works out for me so I don't miss any of Dr. Paul's interviews.

That is great of you to do

That is great of you to do that, as I often see comments from people who can't watch videos. I hope they can send $5 or something your way, as I know u need financial help. There was nothing in those videos that would not come out as powerfully in just a podcast. His answers were excellent, and he is so patient in his explanations.

Not going to happen...

Well I totally agree with you Ron...

But lets not dream here.
The CIA needs the profits from the poppy fields to finance their black-ops (false flag terror, false flag revolution, ...)
So to think that we are going to remove all the troops from Afghanistan is kind of gullible.

And as for Iraq, the US troops will remain their for as long as there is oil.

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True, but let's clarify

Yes, the CIA needs to revenue from the opium.

But let's clarify that the US troops will remain there as long as the bankers want them there. But they could leave, and just go back later, at the whim and command of the bankers behind the Fed Reserve.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

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reedr3v's picture

Yep

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