COMMENTARY | By Lou Lippincott | Yahoo! Contributor Network
When Ron Paul borrowed a line from French poet Victor Hugo in 2008 and proclaimed, "An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government," he could not have imagined the momentum that would be building in the coming years.
While 2008 brought forth a powerful message, albeit in defeat, will the 2012 Republican primary end with a Paul acceptance speech? What makes 2012 so different? Is Paul the candidate that the GOP electorate was looking for all along?
Check out the well-written story here:
And the Department of Defense report from 2010 here:
"Iran's nuclear program and its willingness to keep open the possibility of developing nuclear weapons is a central part of its deterrent strategy."
"At present Iran's forces are sufficent to deter or defend against conventional threats from Iran's weaker neighbors such as post-war Iraq, the GCC, Azerbaijan or Afghanistan but lack the air power and logistical ability to power much beyond Iran's boarders or to confront regional powers such as Turkey or Israel."
Let the lies be shamed and solid evidence be revealed!
This is the ACTUAL quotes from Wolfowitz on BLOWBACK and 9/11/.
"[W]e can now remove almost all of our forces from Saudi Arabia. Their presence there over the last 12 years has been a source of enormous difficulty for a friendly government. It's been a huge recruiting device for al Qaeda. In fact if you look at bin Laden, one of his principle grievances was the presence of so-called crusader forces on the holy land, Mecca and Medina. I think just lifting that burden from the Saudis is itself going to open the door to other positive things."
The report further concluded the folloiwng:
Question: Was that one of the arguments that was raised early on by you and others that ... the relationship between Saudi Arabia, our troops being there, and Bin Laden's rage about that, which he's built on so many years, also CONNECTS the World Trade Center attacks, that there's a logic of MOTIVE or something like that? Or does that read too much into."
Wolfowitz: "No, I think it happens to be CORRECT. The truth is that for reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on which was weapons of mass destruction as the core reason."
Paul Wolfowitz, 2003
Full interview from the US Department of Defense website:
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Paul leads in Iowa
December 18, 2011
Newt Gingrich's campaign is rapidly imploding, and Ron Paul has now taken the lead in Iowa. He's at 23% to 20% for Mitt Romney, 14% for Gingrich, 10% each for Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry, 4% for Jon Huntsman, and 2% for Gary Johnson.
Ron Paul has jumped 10 points since November 2011.
Media pundits and status quo will now add New Hampshire as a state that won't matter if Paul wins...LOL
Front page of Drudge right now, right under photo of Ron Paul pulling the trigger.
Enjoy! I did.
Joe Rogan was the next guest, who had a few words to add:
Ask any conservative about Ron Paul and you will usually hear the following statement: "I love him on fiscal policy but his foreign policy is naive and dangerous." You can also throw in the obligatory "He hates Israel." If someone had asked me about Paul from 9/12/01 through October of 2011, I'd have said the exact same things.
Hi guys, I know you all like to hear these stories so here's what I heard from a friend for the first time.
He walked up to me at a house party as soon as he saw me. He says, "Are you voting for Ron Paul?" I respond, "I sure am I'll be voting for him in the caucus in February." (Minnesota) He says "Right on, I saw him on Leno, he was awesome, I'll be voting for him."
What makes this story even better was that during the Veterans Day moneybomb, I posted my donation amount on Facebook of $60. He was the first person to respond and comment that politics is a waste and I should have spent the money on Call of Duty 3, the video game that had just been released. I responded to the effect that I would rather donate all the money I made in an entire year in the name of liberty before I spend 1 cent on that garbage game. (I'm forBattlefield 3 anyway.) Naturally, I doubled my donation after that. My friend's only other comment was that I upset him because I always say something he can't counter.
In less than a months time that's quite the turnaround I must say.
Surging Ron Paul cuts into Newt Gingrich’s dream of winning Iowa caucus
Texas Liberetarian trails by one percentage point in poll
BY Jonathan Lemire - Saturday, December 17 2011, 7:01 PM
He is soaring in the polls. He is giving speeches to packed halls. He is worshiped like a rock star by adoring fans who scream his name.
He is eccentric 76-year-old congressman Ron Paul — and he may be Newt Gingrich’s worst nightmare.