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Paul in Friday's Boston Globe: Non-interventionist views make him a Republican maverick

By Shira Schoenberg, Boston Globe Correspondent
November 25, 2011

CONCORD, N.H. - When presidential candidate Ron Paul looks for a Republican model of foreign policy, he looks to Robert Taft – the Ohio senator who opposed US intervention in World War II. He looks to Howard Buffett, a Nebraska representative who criticized the US role in the Korean War.

Ask him for a model in the party today, and Paul is vague. “We have a coalition in Washington,” Paul said yesterday. “It tends to be bipartisan.” Paul added that President George W. Bush’s advocacy of a “humble foreign policy” was promising, until Bush walked back on it.

Paul, a Texas representative, took a unique position on the stage last night, when the Republican presidential candidates met in a debate on national security and foreign policy sponsored by CNN, the Heritage Foundation, and the American Enterprise Institute. While most of the Republican candidates are open to military action against Iran, Paul advocates diplomacy. While several of the candidates oppose cutting the defense budget, Paul wants to slash it. Paul was one of the only candidates in the debate to oppose extending the Patriot Act. Yet while Paul’s non-interventionist philosophy puts him at odds with his Republican rivals, he believes voters agree with him.

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Shira knows

Shira knows, like other journalists are also beginning to realize recently, the lines between infotainment media and real news journalism are becoming blurred in the minds of the public. Frequenting RP forums journalists are concerned by how many people hold no distinctions between "the media" and "the press". People who frequent RP discussions are generally the more tuned-in intelligent types. If smart people like them can not tell the difference, then how far gone is the general public? Journalists need to get a handle on the media or risk becoming obsolete, possibly extinct, in the future of news reporting. The very near future.

Great way to change up the narrative Shira. It's good to know someone is at least paying attention.

http://www.dailypaul.com/188447/americas-treasonous-media-th...

No more negative "fringe", "stalwart", "long-shot" narrative. Blow the dust off the more positive "maverick" narrative and use it.

Slash It????

""While several of the candidates oppose cutting the defense budget, Paul wants to slash it.""

Ron Paul never made this statement. Dr. Paul want to cut Military spending but not the Defence Budget. There is a difference.

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This comment stood out specifically.

"Tom329 wrote:
Ahmadinejad never threatened to "Wipe Israel off the map" and that is the root of the problem here in the US. A foreign president quotes someone ELSE in a speech, which is then mistranslated and then our mainstream media runs wild with it without any verification. For more info read this:
www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=4527

Second, Ahmadinejad, while president of Iran, is not the most powerful political figure in Iran. I know this is difficult for most Americans to grasp since it works differently than in the US. Ahmadinejad is more like the 14th most powerful as the Guardian Council and the Supreme Leader (Khamenei) have more power than him. Khamenei has repeatedly said that Iran is not a threat to anyone. Shouldn't we be listening to him rather than a misquote from someone who holds less power in Iran?

FYI, the 14th person in the chain of succession in the US is the Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. No other country is going to base their foreign policy off of anything LaHood says.

Lastly, Ahmadinejad has only 2 more years left on his second term, which by Iranian constitution, must be his last.

War propaganda indeed!"
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Following the link, brought me to the real statement and it's meaning, which is a far cry from the circulated "Iran said they will wipe Israel from the face of the map."

Very good find indeed. Thanks, Michael. This needs to get sent out to people who would check it out and use it.

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I read the articles or at

I read the articles or at least look at the pictures.

good comments

I wonder how many people read these articles and how many of them read all of the comments.

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The Article Comments

are spot on EXCELLENT

Good article.

Thanks for posting.

Armed Neutrality and 9/11 Prediction

In the past, Ron Paul used the term, "armed neutrality" to describe the foreign policy he would recommend for the United States. Does anyone else think that might be a good or useful phrase to use now? (He used it, I believe, while the Soviet Union was still a power.) Just a thought. It might curtail the "isolationist" misnomer and the sort of negative sounding "non-interventionist" term which the press, in their naivete, confuse. Armed Neutrality connotes strength in defense but at the same time staying out of other countries' business.

Also, why has the fact that Ron Paul predicted 9/11 type attacks on the US years before it happened gotten lost? That seems like as powerful a prediction as the house bubble, etc. to me, applied to foreign policy. There are plenty of u-tube videos to prove it. How can we get that information out there, since he is loath to talk about himself? Jon Stewart?????

Sweet Liberty

They didn't attack Switzerland

Switzerland has not been in a foreign war of any kind since 1815. This would be astounding, even miraculous, for any nation. But Switzerland borders Germany. And France. And Italy. And Austria. And Liechtenstein. Now Liechtenstein has rarely lashed out in Blitzkrieg in a desperate bid to reign über alles, but ALL of Switzerland's other neighbors have spent their entire histories invading other countries.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/walker/walker32.html

I think you've hit on a good point.

I remember seeing him predict it as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hJTisovvjc

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a Republican WHAT??

hmmm... didn't a "maverick" (yeah, riiiiight) win the GOP nomination last time??

Might this be a good "trend" to push?? "Ron Paul -- Republican Maverick"

Sounds catchy to me, yep I like it....

Good Find Michael

Thanks for all you do for liberty

Thanks again

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Wow, they actually said non-interventionist

instead of isolationist. It's a minor miracle!

Haha I was thinking the same

Haha I was thinking the same thing. I hate when they say isolationist!

Thanks for posting Michael

Good article.

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