Why Ron is Right on Foreign Policy
Many people say that Ron Paul’s foreign policy is what keeps them from supporting him, so let us analyze the situation. It is because of current foreign policy that there is Sharia Law in Libya, our friends in Iraq have invited us to leave, and President Karzai of Afghanistan has said he would fight with Pakistan in a war with the US. We helped empower Saddam Hussein, Manuel Noriega, Osama bin Laden and the Taliban among others, before taking them out. The entire Middle East is becoming more Islamified as a direct result of our intervention there. We fight al Quaeda in Afghanistan and Iraq, and work with them in a number of other countries. If this foreign policy, which continues under Democrat and Republican administrations is a success, then I am not sure I want to see failure.
This situation prevails despite the fact that we have around 900 bases in more than 130 countries and spend more than $700 Billion per year on our military, as much as the rest of the world combined, and closer to a Trillion dollars per year if we include our intelligence apparatus. Could this overwhelming presence make other countries nervous, and inspire them to spend more on their military? Many of our young are coming back broken and in need of medical attention for the rest of their lives. Given the current state of our economy, given the rate of growth of military spending in the recent past, it should be obvious that the warfare state will bankrupt us as surely as the welfare state. It is only Ron Paul who simply states a pro-American policy:
If we are attacked, we retaliate with overwhelming force, kick butt and come home.
We do NOT involve ourselves in foreign conflicts that are none of our business because they do not involve our national security.
NO NATION BUILDING. Two small countries have us bogged down in our attempt to steer their governments. Clearly we cannot try to manage the entire world without risking bankruptcy.
Peaceful trade and travel between all peaceful nations.
END ALL FOREIGN AID
Lead the world by example, and return the US to the standard of being the freest and most prosperous nation on earth.
Note that this is NOT an isolationist policy. NOTE further that Ron Paul voted against a resolution condemning Israel for attacking an Iraqi nuclear facility in 1981. Note further that he told President Obama that he had no authority to demand that Israel go back to 1967 borders, saying that is the business of Israel and its neighbors to work out. Note further that we give more than 4 times as much aid to Arab countries around the state of Israel, so this policy is NOT anti-Israel. Note also that we are on a fool’s errand to defend “freedom and democracy” abroad even as we destroy it at home, all in the name of national security. And finally, note that the foreign policy of all candidates, Democrat and Republican is quite similar, save one: RON PAUL stands alone in support of a policy of “peace commerce and honest friendship with all, entangling alliances with none,” the policy put forward by our founding fathers.