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Posted on 12/07/2011 10:52:06 AM PST by keyd
Ron Paul Tells Newsmax: I Support Israel
In an exclusive Newsmax interview, Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul confirmed his support for Israel, but cautioned that while the United States should be a friend of the Jewish state, America should not be the master of Israel.
Paul also says the United States should not dictate Israels borders or try to buy her allegiance with massive amounts of foreign aid. He argued that foreign aid has actually hurt not helped the Jewish state.
The interview was conducted by Newsmax contributor Doug Wead, a presidential historian and New York Times best-selling author.
Paul has recently come under fire from some Jewish groups in America. The Republican Jewish Coalition banned Paul from a debate on Jewish issues in Washington this week because of his misguided and extreme views, according to the groups executive director, Matt Brooks.
Newsmax chatted with Paul to get his side of the issue as the Texas Republican is surging in some presidential polls.
A new Washington Post-ABC News survey in Iowa shows him threatening Mitt Romney as the second-leading candidate behind Newt Gingrich. Paul is now tied with Romney in the early caucus state with 18 percent of the vote, behind Gingrichs 33 percent.
Rep. Pauls interview with Newsmax follows:
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BULLSH$T! Paul is a FLIP-FLOPPING Coward!
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Did Ron Paul accept money from Stormfront?
Hitler used to tell the jews that the train was taking them someplace “safe.”
"Conservatives" against Ron Paul are just like Liberals on the subject of personal charity. You can give all the time and money of your own to the poor that you want, but you aren't a "generous" person in Liberal eyes unless you favor taxing other people and giving their money to poor people.
Calm down. He has been very consistent in his views. Get your facts straight. Please explain why more active duty military support Paul more than all the others running for President combined. Think about it!
BTW: This vet agrees with Dr. Paul. We don’t need to be fighting wars for Israel. They can defend themselves.
Guy’s gone senile now.
“Please explain why more active duty military support Paul more than all the others running for President combined”, PROVE IT! Do you “know” this or do you “think” this?!
These people love getting American tax dollars.
Just go along with it!
Liked that ... will have to remember.
“He also says he is against earmarks, but can you think of anybody who garners more earmarks than him? I can’t.”
Really? You’ve done a bunch of research on Ron Paul and that’s what you came up with. You think he’s some sort of big spender?
He’s ranked a “Hero” by the Citizens Against Government Waste. Here’s the 2010 Rankings:
“Overall, 71 percent of military donations for the 2012 presidential race have gone to Ron Paul, while Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann received five percent, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney eight percent, and Cain 13 percent. All other candidates combined have received three percent of the military donations.”
Israel is on their own. If they start a war, they can finish it. We are burnt out on wars and need to take care of our own for a change.
Former President Ronald Reagan praised Paul for putting the troops first: ”Ron Paul is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer, he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and he always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country.”
Here’s the breakdown (as of Aug 25, 2011):
Cain - $6223
Romney - $5000
Bachmann - $2550
Newt - $1025
Pawlenty - $250
Santorum - $250
Johnson - $0
Total GOP (excluding Ron Paul) - $15,298.00
Rep Ron Paul - $36,739.79
President Obama - $28,833.99
A suspect “source” at best.
So not giving taxpayer money to Israel is equal to genocide?
Paul is a liar.
He advocates legalizing drugs (including heroin).
Do you want the data for 2008 also? The donations via the FEC is very easy to verify.
Believe what you want to believe then, just don’t call a man who served his country a coward. Have a great day!
“A suspect source at best.”
Here’s a third source for ya.
Ron Paul raises most campaign cash from military workers
What a load of bs - this guy is way out of touch with world affairs to even be considered to be qualified to have the button to push.
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i guess you did not address what I wrote and just changed the topic.
Regarding his foreign policy, I wish the US would stop invading other countries without a declaration of war.
I wish we would stop subsidizing governments that hate us.
I wish we would get our butts out of Iraq and Afghanistan where the moment we leave, they will turn on us. There are other ways to fight the war against terror over seas.
I wish the Fed would stop subsidizing foreign banks, including Libyan banks. Which candidate would stop that?
Which candidate mentions the corruption at the Federal Reserve which will bankrupt our nation. How many troops can we afford to hire and support when we are bankrupt?
No. But Ron Paul saying that he is a supporter of Israel is equal to a lie.
There are more source out there that show this guy received more contributions from the military than any other GOP candidate.
This is not rocket science, if you have a source that shows something else, I’d like to see it.
That article is clearly talking about civilian employees, not active duty servicemembers.
I believe that Ron Paul will be the next fall back if Gingrich implodes prior to Iowa.
I am not now nor have I ever been a Paul supporter, I believe that his ideas on defense will get a hell of a lot of innocent Americans killed.
Would I vote for him over Romney?
Hell, I’d vote for a ham sandwich over Romney so....yeah.
Some analysts questioned assertions that Paul had in fact received the majority of military donations, prompting Politifact.com to conduct its own research. The website reported:
We turned to the presidential candidates latest campaign finance filings compiled by the Federal Election Commission, which breaks out donations by donors employers From April through June, Paul fielded more than $25,000 from individuals who listed their employer as a branch of the military.
Combined, six other Republican presidential candidates listed donations from members of the military totaling about $9,000. Our most-to-least breakdown: Herman Cain, $2,850; Mitt Romney, $2,750; Michele Bachmann, $2,250; Newt Gingrich, $500; and Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum, $250 each.
On the Democratic side, Obamas campaign received more than $16,000 in donations from members of the military.
Politifact.com concluded that it is in fact true that military contributions to Paul are more than double that of the contributions to all other Republican presidential candidates, and that those donations also exceed those received by President Obama.
If you have a source that shows something else, Id like to see it.
“April through June, Paul fielded more than $25,000 from individuals who listed their employer as a branch of the military.”
My ex-wife works at Madigan Army Medical Center as a civilian. Who do you thinks she lists as her employer, the city of Tacoma?
“I believe that his ideas on defense will get a hell of a lot of innocent Americans killed.
What do you believe are his ideas on defense?
BTW, our present ideas on defense are doing a pretty good job of getting Americans killed.
Has certainly been one strange primary season. Have spoken with several supporters of Ron Paul. The one thing which have found in the conversations is consistency in their beliefs and in Paul, and their belief of Paul’s consistency. Thus far, having trouble not finding consistency in Paul.
“If they start a war”
Interesting place for you to start an assumption.
Is it all lies?
If so, please provide a link which shows another GOP candidate receiving more from the U.S. Military.
Republican candidate Ron Paul leads in donations from military
NATIONAL (NBC) - A long-shot Republican candidate for president, and a fierce critic of the Iraq war, is leading in donations from military personnel.
The Houston Chronicle reports Ron Paul has gotten more contributions from current and retired military personnel this year than any presidential candidate.
WRong. I don’t believe in giving Israel or the Arabs states a penny.
That makes much more sense.
And I agree. I didn't agree when Clinton was trying to broker a "peace deal" by strong arming Isreal. I didn't like it when Bush did the same.
Leave 'em alone and sell 'em all the "beans and bullets" they need to protect themselves. We need to stop being Globo-cop before it destroys us altogether.
Grunthor - I believe that his ideas on defense will get a hell of a lot of innocent Americans killed.
cowtowney - “our present ideas on defense are doing a pretty good job of getting Americans killed.”
Now I wonder if the casual reader can see the intellectual dishonesty in what you did there.
“What do you believe are his ideas on defense?”
He wants to withdraw the United States from the world militarily. This is a point that while I WANT to agree with him on it...I cannot. Look at the history of the U.S. foreign policy prior to WW2. After WW1 we tried to do just that, withdraw. Had we been more forceful in the world in the 20’s and 30’s the second world war may not have been necessary.
Furthermore; he would not launch a pre-emptive attack upon an enemy that intel showed was clearly plotting an attack on the U.S. homeland. I believe that he would fight back afterwards, but even that would be more like a police action than a war. He’s very weak on defense, and frankly a lot of his supporters know it but they, being basically liberal except on financial issues don’t care.
There really IS evil in the world my FRiend, wether or not libertarians want to admit it.
(Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
Is it all lies?
If so, please provide a link which shows another GOP candidate receiving more from the U.S. Military.
“Is it all lies?”
No, it’s misinformation. Propaganda, if you will.
“If so, please provide a link which shows another GOP candidate receiving more from the U.S. Military.”
Civilians working for the military are NOT THE U.S. MILITARY.
Your very welcome.