Dr. Paul is more right than Dr. Paul knowsSubmitted by rroy40 on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 15:30
Dr. Paul is advocating a more modest role for the US in international affairs. In fact that trend line is in effect and has been in effect since the Russians obtained nuclear weapons. JFK discussed with his cabinet the possiblity of bombing Russia during the Cuban problem in 1962. The records reflect that they took an attack against Russia off the table when they learned that Russia had the ability to hit the continental US with nuclear armed rockets. At that time it was estimated that Russia had about 4 such rockets.
Today the Russians have hundreds of rockets that could hit the US. The US vulnerabilty to Russian and Chinese rockets will not diminish. The key is that nuclear weapons reflect engineering talent and the Russians and the Chinese have demonstrated an abilty to produce gifted engineers. For a further review of the subject see my blog WARBYIQ.COM.