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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Military Can Waste Money Too - Ron Paul

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 – by Dr. Ron Paul

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.

Read more:  http://www.thedailybell.com/1173/Ron-Paul-The-Military-Can-Waste-Money-Too.html

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to encourage any of this blogs readers
    who disagree with this article written by Ron Paul to post a comment as to why.

    I feel Ron nails it...
    Jeff
    PS Also check out some of the comments posted after the article.
    ""The Military Can Waste Money Too""

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