Fox News & Ron Paul: Afghanistan is a No-Win Situation

From Ron Paul’s Youtube Channel, 07 April 2010: “A coalition of neocons, oil industry executives and religious extremists want to redraw the boundaries of the Middle East. But it’s not going to turn out the way they want: Afghanistan is a no-win situation, and reports of war crimes and torture continue to do irreparable harm to America’s reputation all around the world.”

Fox News Anchor:

The Authorization to Use Military Force which Congress enacted shortly after 9/11 is clearly unconstitutional. It has no target. It has no end. No one can concede defeat. No one can surrender. It permits every future president to attack whoever he or she wants, for what ever reason he or she wants, wherever they want to go.

Joining me now is… Congressman Ron Paul.

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    • Edger on April 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm
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    and agree

    • Edger on April 11, 2010 at 4:15 am
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    RawStory today:

    Texas Rep. Ron Paul proved once again Saturday that his politics continue to divide the Republican Party.

    He was met with both disapproval and applause during the Southern Republican Leadership Conference for describing conservatives as hypocritical when they call for a return to Constitutional values while supporting foreign wars.

    The conservatives and the liberals, they both like to spend. Conservatives spend money on different things. They like embassies, and they like occupation. They like the empire. They like to be in 135 countries and 700 bases.

    Don’t you think it’s rather conservative to say, ‘Oh it’s good to follow the Constitution. Oh, except for war. Let the President go to war anytime they want.’ We can do better with peace than with war.

    While most of the other speakers at the event used plenty of rhetoric for “easy applause,” as Washington Post reporter David Weigel put it, Paul stuck to the outrage over American foreign policy that has defined his platform.

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    Whenever the boos grew loud enough, Paul returned to his “humble” foreign policy stance.

    “It’s been 60 years since we went to war in Korea,” said Paul. “Why do we have to have troops there?”

    Enough of Paul’s supporters showed up for the conference that many of his fellow speakers were met with boos on issues of government spending. In a straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, Paul walked away with the most support for a 2012 presidential bid: 31 percent.

    Eying another bid for president after a run in 2008, Paul is telling Republican activists that “the American people have awoken” because Washington won’t address the nation’s fiscal crisis.

    “The reason why the American people have awoken … is because the country is broke and the people in Washington won’t admit it.”

  1. …retired Marine and War History professor at military academies said the same thing last night on Bill Moyers’ “Journal”.

    Afghanistan is a tragic absurdity.  It is not a war, and it cannot be won.

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