WSJ: Paul and Amash are Isolationists; Compares striking Syria as the equivalent of striking Nazi GermanySubmitted by Vots on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 20:35
Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal has penned a straight up smear of the non-interventionist movement. His contact information is right below. Because you will probably feel compelled to write Mr. Stephens after you read his article.
With such things as:
"A history lesson: In April 1939, the man known as Mr. Republican charged that "every member of the government . . . is ballyhooing the foreign situation, trying to stir up prejudice against this country or that, and at all costs take the minds of the people off their trouble at home." By "this country or that," Taft meant Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. The invasion of Poland was four months away."
Yes, that's right. Bret Stephens of the WSJ says not stopping Syria is like not stopping Hitler.
"Which brings us to another isolationist idea: that what we do abroad takes away from what we have, and can spend, at home. When Barack Obama claims, dishonestly, that the cost of foreign wars is guilty of "helping to explode our deficits and constraining our ability to nation-build here at home," he is sounding this theme. So is Mr. Paul when he demagogues against foreign aid by insisting that "while we are trying in vain to nation build across the globe, our nation is crumbling here at home.""
Mr. Stephens doesn't get that the money for foreign aid comes from somewhere. Either it comes directly from the taxpayers and hurting our economy or it is loaned from the Fed, causing an inflation tax on the taxpayers.
"Taft couldn't understand this when it came to the dictators of his day. Neither does Mr. Paul when it comes to the dictators of today. The junior senator from Kentucky may not know it yet, but, intellectually speaking, he's already yesterday's man. Republicans follow him at their peril."
The neocons are mad. Here's the rest of this article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732443240457905...