Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ron Paul: Gaza ‘like a concentration camp’

“It’s our money and our weapons. I think we encouraged it. Certainly, the president has said nothing to diminish it; matter of fact, he justifies it on moral grounds — ‘Oh, they have a right to do this!’ — without ever mentioning the tragedy of Gaza! You know, the real problems are there. To me, I look at it like a concentration camp, and, people are making homemade bombs, and [it's] like, they’re the aggressors?” -Ron Paul, interviewed by Press TV*

See also: “Opportunities for Peace and Nonintervention” by Dr. Paul via LRC.


Defense contracts topped $300 billion last year, and total spending on war and our overseas empire is up to $1 trillion per year. That represents a lot of people earning a living off of war and conquest. But rather than adding to our economy, all of this money is taken from the economy in order to wage war and destruction. Imagine if those resources were put to creative, productive use here at home!

We need to rein in our overseas empire, as quickly as possible. We need to bring our troops home, and get our economy back into the business of production, not destruction. The smartest thing we could do is admit we don’t know all the answers to all the world’s problems. If the new administration can take a closer look at real free trade and no entangling alliances, we would be much better off for it.

It’s a shame that only foreign media are giving airtime to the precious few members of Congress who have been consistently non-interventionist, i.e., ethical and correct. Then again, who’d ever accuse the U.S. media of being either?

* - Transcribed by DetainThis.

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