“Paul says friendship best way to deal with Iran.”

Man, it’s crap like this that makes it impossible for me to enthusiastically support Ron Paul.  If his approach to foreign policy is to offer “friendship” to crazy nut jobs with nukes, then I think any chance of a presidency is doomed to failure.

I understand the point that maybe America shouldn’t be the world’s policeman, and, after all, who are we to say what defenses other sovereign nations are allowed to have?  But crap on a cracker, pull your head out of your ass and realize that “friendship” with Iran isn’t going to cut it.  Hasn’t Obama’s apology tour taught us anything about the futility of appeasement as a diplomacy tactic?

Can’t Paul at least say that while America would no longer be the world’s policeman under a Paul presidency, that if a rogue nation did attack us, we would crush them like a nut?

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7 Responses to “Paul says friendship best way to deal with Iran.”

  1. Oliver says:

    The best way to overthrow the GOVERNMENT of Islamic Republic of Iran is to continue bombarding their PEOPLE with Hollywood, Big Macs, and Barbies.

    In fact, our very own export (twitter) was instrumental in the Iranian Revolution circa 2010: http://goo.gl/cYt0z. Point being that our engaging an rogue nation’s people is what helps overthrow their government.

    Repressive regimes always collapses when the people yearn for liberty. Instead of slapping sanctions and weakening the Iranian people as our Iraq sanctions weakened the Iraqi people, perhaps it is worthwhile examining REALITY?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_sanctions#Effects_on_the_Iraqi_people_during_sanctions

    If you don’t think this works, look at what “friendship” and free-trade did for Vietnam. Our diplomacy and free-trade did more to rid them of communists than the war we brought to their soil.

  2. Oliver says:

    The reason Iran wants nukes is the reason every nation wants nukes:

    With nukes, you get subsidies and US foreign aid (like Pakistan).

    Without nukes, you get sanctions and airstrikes (like Libya).

    We’ve been sanctioning Iran since 1979. Are we insane enough to think that continuing on this course (more sanctions) will yield a different result?

  3. Oliver says:

    Besides, to answer the original question:

    Can’t Paul at least say that while America would no longer be the world’s policeman under a Paul presidency, that if a rogue nation did attack us, we would crush them like a nut?

    President Paul’s answer would unequivocally be:
    “I will go to war when Congress declares it; when they do, we would crush Iran like a nut.”

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