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Declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
U.S. Representative from the State of Texas

Ron Paul

Presidential Candidate Ron Paul


Paul position on Afghanistan

The Objectives

Paul believes in an immediate withdrawal of our forces from Afghanistan

“I wouldn’t wait for my generals. I’m the commander in chief. I make the decisions … I tell the generals what to do and I would bring them home as quickly as possible…”
13 June 2011, Republican Presidential Debate in New Hampshire.




Cost

Ron Paul on the real costs of Afghanistan

“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 … 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.”
27 June 2010, excerpts from Ron Paul article/audiolog at RonPaul.com


Pakistan

Paul’s controversial theory that the administration is planning to invade Pakistan

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“We keep bombing them, we kill innocent people there . . . I see the whole thing as a mess, and I think that we are going to be in Pakistan. I think that’s the next occupation and I fear it. I think it’s ridiculous, and I think our foreign policy is such we don’t need to be doing this.”

18 May 2011, Ron Paul speaking on NBC’s Morning Joe

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