From the WaPo:
Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul said today that he could see no possible reason to ever launch military action or initiate a war, vowing instead to battle efforts he said are undermining the individual liberties of people in America.
In an interview with Washingtonpost.com’s PostTalk program, the Texas congressman said he could see “no reason” to justify military action if he were elected president. He compared the United States to a schoolyard bully and said the country has no reason to flex its muscles overseas.
“There’s nobody in this world that could possibly attack us today,” he said in the interview. “I mean, we could defend this country with a few good submarines. If anybody dared touch us we could wipe any country off of the face of the earth within hours. And here we are, so intimidated and so insecure and we’re acting like such bullies that we have to attack third-world nations that have no military and have no weapon.”
See, this is what I can’t understand about Ron Paul. Does he consider the 9/11 attacks an actual “attack” on this nation or just some jokers hi-jacking airplanes for fun.
Seriously, I am not as confident as Ron Paul that America cannot be attacked. A few good submarines yes, but are we supposed to wait for an attack? I think Ron Paul is rather naive on terrorism. But then, Ron Paul is the only real Republican:
“I feel like I’m sticking up for the Republican principles,” he said. “I’ve chastised the other candidates on the stage. You don’t represent the Republican base…. The Republican party is in shambles. We lost desperately. You won’t change your ways.”
Who knows… Probably the same way Dennis Kucinich is the only real Democrat.
That being said, cue the Ron Paul supporters with responses.