Saturday, June 23, 2007

Republican Presidential Candadate Ron Paul on Iraq

Here we have some incredible comments from Senator Ron Paul.

Sen. Ron Paul speaks on Fox News. He challenges foreign policy and talks a little about the blow-back phenomenon. He explains his past comments that have been insinuated to blame the US for the 9/11 attacks.

He believs that former President Reagan was right when he said: We don't understand the irrationality of Mid-Eastern politics.

He is against the building of the largest embassy in Iraq. How would we feel if China did this to us? he asks.

He believes in non-intervention but not isolationism. He believes in a closer adherence to the constitution.

He approaches American defense in a different way then most of the candidates. He is one of the only Republican's calling for the troops to come home. He feels the Republican Party has lost it's way.

"If we think we can do what we want around the world and not incite hatred, then we have a problem."
Sen. Ron Paul

In this debate video Ron Paul and former New York mayor Giuliani argue about Pauls' position.

Ron Paul was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Gettysburg College and the Duke University School of Medicine, before proudly serving as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the 1960s. He and his wife Carol moved to Texas in 1968, where he began his medical practice in Brazoria County. As a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology, Dr. Paul has delivered more than 4,000 babies. He and Carol, who reside in Lake Jackson, Texas, are the proud parents of five children and have 17 grandchildren.


"This slim volume provides thumb-nail sketches of 42 cases of CIA murder and mayhem. One story is about how, under the guise of fighting narcotics, the CIA coordinated efforts to suppress popular movements in Haiti."

**** Highly Informative, July 9, 2004
By Mary F Czach (APO, AP United States)
Written by a former State Department employee, the author's wealth of knowledge and experience are thoroughly impressive, and this book is very easy to read and follow. Beginning at the end of WWII, the author lists, by country, US military involvement in chronological order. Readers will find the consequences - some of which are being seen today - profoundly interesting.

Another reviewer mentioned that the book had a "blame America first" slant, but I sincerely doubt that reviewer read the entire book. While the book does specifically mention US involvement in the overthrow of democratically elected governments in places like Iran, Chile, and Indonesia, these incidents are generally known now. The people responsible are blamed, not the American people who were not privy to such Washington secrets.

It is interesting to read why Washington powerbrokers chose military intervention: In some cases bowing to political interests, in other cases with fine intentions, in most cases not foreseeing the negative consequences for the US and the world.

This book provides a concise background for the state of the world today.

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