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More talking points to convert Republicans

Ron Paul continually reminds voters that Bush ran on a "no nation-building" foreign policy in 2000. I believe this can not be stressed enough. It must be relentlessly hammered home to Republican voters. To that end, here are a few quotes from the Republican Party platform of 2000, admonishing the Clinton administration. See if any of this sounds familiar:

  • The administration has run America's defenses down over the decade through inadequate resources, promiscuous commitments, and the absence of a forward-looking military strategy.
  • The arrogance, inconsistency, and unreliability of the administration's diplomacy have undermined American alliances, alienated friends, and emboldened our adversaries.
  • A humanitarian intervention in Somalia was escalated thoughtlessly into nation-building at the cost of the lives of courageous Americans.
  • A military intervention in Haiti displayed administration indecision and incoherence and, after billions of dollars had been spent, accomplished nothing of lasting value

Source: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=25849

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