Baltimore Sun: Ron Paul, the anti-war candidateSubmitted by rpjazzer on Mon, 01/02/2012 - 10:16
Good article by Mary Meehan in the opinion section of the Baltimore Sun
In a field of hawkish Republicans (and a hawkish Democratic incumbent), the Texas congressman stands out
Voters who are weary of endless war may have no choice at the presidential level next November. This is a very large group to be denied a vote on a key issue.
A CNN/ORC poll released in November found that 68 percent of Americans opposed the war in Iraq and 63 percent are against the one in Afghanistan. Yet, we keep hearing that only hawks have a chance to be elected president.
Or, in the case of Barack Obama, reelected. Although President Obama has withdrawn U.S. troops from Iraq, the war in Afghanistan grinds on. Mr. Obama expanded the drone warfare that has killed many civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He ordered military action in Libya without even consulting Congress.
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