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Ron Paul's What If ? Remastered

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Madam Speaker, I have a few questions for my colleagues. What if our foregin policy of the past century is deeply flawed and has not served our national security interests? What if we wake up one day and realize that the terrorist threat is a predictable consequence of our meddling in the affairs of others and has nothing to do with us being free and prosperous? What if propping up repressive regimes in the middle east endangeres both United States and Israel? What if occupying countries like Iraq and Afganistan and bombing Pakistan is directly related to the hatred directed toward us? What if someday it dawns on us that losing over 5000 American military personnel in the middle east since 9/11 is not a fair tradeoff for the loss of nearly 3000 American citizens, no matter how many Iraqi, Pakistani and Afghan people are killed or displaced? What if we finally decided that torture, even if called enhanced tnterrogation technique, is self destructive and produces no useful information and that contracting it out to a third world nation is just as evil? What if it is finally realized that war and military spending is always destructive to the economy? What if all the wartime spending is paid for through the deceitful and evil proces of inflating and borrowing? What if we finally see that wartime conditions always undermine personal liberty? What if conservatives who preach small government wake up and realize... that our interventionist foreign policy provides the greatest incentive to expand the gonvernment? What if conservatives undestood once again that their only logical position is to reject military intervention... ... and managing an empire throughout the world? What if the American people woke up and understood the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on LIES... and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interest What if we as a nation came to realize that the quest for empire eventually destroys all great nations? What if Obama has no intention of leaving Iraq? What if a military draft is being planned for the wars that will spread if our foreign policy is not changed? What if the American people learned the truth that our foreign policy has nothing to do with national security... ...and it never changes from one administration to the next? What if war and preparation for war is a racket serving the special interest? What if president Obama is completely wrong about Afghanistan and it turns out worse than Iraq and Vietnam put together? What if christianity actually teaches peace and not preventive wars of aggresion What if diplomacy is found to be superior to bombs and bribes in protecting America? What happens if my concerns are completely unfounded? Nothing. but what happens if my concerns are justified and ignored? Nothing good. And I yield back the balance of my time.

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Duration: 3 minutes and 44 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Views: 302
Posted by: on Jul 17, 2011

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