[Ron Paul]: "The Military Can Waste Money Too"

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    The Military Can Waste Money Too

    This past week various news events once again made it abundantly clear that our foreign policy is an abject failure. Unfortunately, in spite of this the administration is determined to stay on this destructive course, despite any past promises to change it. For Afghanistan especially, if ever there was an opportunity to admit shortcomings and change strategies along with leaders, this past week was it.

    There really is nothing for us to win in Afghanistan. Our mission has morphed from apprehending those who attacked us, to apprehending those who threaten or dislike us for invading their country, to remaking an entire political system and even a culture. I remain highly skeptical that, as foreign occupiers, we can ever impose western-style democracy on another country. Our troops have debilitating restrictions on defending themselves against enemies, which are so often indistinguishable from civilians. They also face dire setbacks in winning hearts and minds when innocents are mistakenly harmed, which happens all the time. We can never make friends this way; the tactic never works.

    This is an expensive, bloody, endless exercise in futility. Not everyone is willing to admit this just yet. But every second they spend in denial has real costs in lives and livelihoods.

    Many of us can agree on one thing, however. Our military spending in general has grown way out of control. This is largely because fiscal accountability in military budgeting is seen, by many, as weak on defense. This is absolutely wrong and a dangerous way to think. It is certainly possible for the military to waste money, or to spend money counterproductively, and indeed it has. But out of political correctness, the military has been getting blank checks from the administrations and Congress for far too long.

    It is important to defend our soil, but let us defend our own soil instead of defending Europe’s soil. Our willingness to defend Europe enables their lavish social spending at our expense, while they criticize our model of capitalism. It is time they allocated the money for their own defense. The same goes for Korea, Japan and other countries like Egypt and Israel.

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    Are you suggesting Isolationism?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kf6CjcJBeM]YouTube - Isolationism vs Non-Interventionism: Ron paul Explains[/ame]
     
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    I'm not going to bother watching a 6 minute video of Ron Paul.

    I asked a simple Question.
     
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    You have no one to blame but yourself for your choice to swallow the blue pill. :eusa_shhh:
     
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    They can and often do.
     
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    Yet, you can't answer a Simple Question.

    People like you Worship Paul like the few folks on the Left who Worship Obama..

    You do Realize Paul has good things to offer for the Country and also some pretty bad things..

    For Example, Isolationism.

    Again.. Care to answer my question?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kf6CjcJBeM]YouTube - Isolationism vs Non-Interventionism: Ron paul Explains[/ame]
     
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    Thanks for Proving my point..

    Hack.
     
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    NP bro
     

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