As I’ve mentioned in numerous posts on Big Peace during the past few months, Ron Paul’s foreign policy is problematic, to say the least.
His stated position on Iran to “let Israel deal with it,” and this squares perfectly with his admission that he would not send American troops to Germany to stop Hitler if all Hitler were doing was killing Jews. Paul’s exact words: “No, I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t risk American lives to do that. If someone wants to do that on their own because they want to do that, well, that’s fine, but I wouldn’t do that.”
And for those who are keeping count, early in the primary debate season he talked of cutting foreign aid across the board, Israel included.
Paul has blamed the U.S. for the 9/11 attacks and has said of the death of Osama bin Laden that arresting him the way we arrested Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would have been better. His exact words concerning the killing of bin Laden: “I don’t think it was necessary, no. It absolutely was not necessary.”
So it should come as no surprise that Paul’s latest supporter is not someone you’d see at the Republican National Convention, unless you saw them there protesting the presence of Sarah Palin. Who is it? It’s CODEPINK founder Medea Benjamin, who’s now on record saying: “I think Ron Paul has a remarkable position when it comes to U.S. foreign policy, and his call for no war on Iran is something that many of us support.”
Benjamin has latched onto Paul’s incessant criticism of the wars we’ve fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, and she claims that the Texas Congressman “has tremendous support among many young people who see that their futures are being frittered away by spending trillions of dollars on unjust wars.”
Wow. Paul’s foreign policy is so far out there that the folks in CODEPINK are on board.
Moreover, Veterans for Peace, a group that was in John Kerry’s camp during the 2004 presidential election, is also right there for Paul. This means Paul has pretty much wrapped up the support of those who’ve made their name protesting our military at every turn in the road.