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Mon Sep 10, 2012, 01:24 PM

GOP Senator: ‘Bomb Everybody Tomorrow’ Is ‘Typical’ Republican Policy

Source: ThinkProgress


Between calls from leading Republicans to get ready for war with Iran, remain in Afghanistan and Iraq, and intervening militarily in Syria, it’s no surprise that some on the left might label the GOP’s approach to foreign policy “bomb everyone tomorrow.” But when a Republican Senator says the same thing, it’s worth sitting up and taking notice. On Monday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) did exactly that.

When asked about Republican political failures on CBS This Morning, Paul argued that the dominant GOP approach to foreign policy was turning off voters that might otherwise be inclined to support the party. His choice of language in describing this phenomenon was unusually harsh:

We shouldn’t be everywhere all the time. We should have a more defensive foreign policy, a less aggressive foreign policy. I think that would go over much better in New England than the typical ‘we need to bomb everybody tomorrow’ policy you hear from some Republicans…there were many Republicans that said let’s stay forever, there are still some in the Senate who want to for 100 years in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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DonViejo Sep 2012 OP
Roland99 Sep 2012 #1
mountain grammy Sep 2012 #2
Iliyah Sep 2012 #3
Roy Rolling Sep 2012 #4
JDPriestly Sep 2012 #5

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 01:31 PM

1. Meh...the "Dr" has never been a fan of an interventionist foreign policy

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 01:42 PM

2. His father's best talking point!!

When Ron Paul criticizes American intervention abroad, I stand up and cheer. He's got this one right Even a broken clock is right twice a day....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 01:43 PM

3. Don't forget Syria also

per Condi Rice. Soooo, the GOP wants to bomb bomb Iran, killing innocent Iranians who in most part like America's democracy, and sending in American foot soldiers in Syria, thereby pissing off China and Russia. I think these GOP "Christians" want the rapture sooner than later. My suggestion for them, create your own country outside of the United States of America. Take with you Adelson, Koch Brothers, US Chamber of Commerce, Limpballs, KKKarl Rove, Beck, Huckabee, Bucannons, Buchmann, Pauls, Lyin'Ryan, West, Mittens, Fake News and CNN (Wolf, please) all the zillionaires that support the crazed GOP party, their followers, et al.,

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 02:17 PM

4. No more draft

When the military draft ended in the 1970s the US began the process of employing full-time mercenaries. The saying before then was "war is good business, invest your son". After that is was "pick a service....it's a great place to start" (a career) Killing poeple for a living is not an economic engine, it is a last resort to save lives. They don't get it.

When war is "a rich man's war fought by poor men" (and women) morons will always be in favor of war because to them it is good business with no downside to them.

I would prefer to have a military draft, it forces politicians to think twice before starting a crusade to kill those who can't be convinced with reason and diplomacy.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 05:56 PM

5. We now have a warrior class. They have developed the mentality of the knights of yore.

War for its own sake is noble. Warriors get promotions and political favors from their superiors for their skills.

It would be fine, but the whole warrior thing is costing us too much. We needs a defense, but we should only fight wars of necessity.

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