Yeah, right. According to Paul, Iran would be a good citizen of the world if it wasn’t for America and Israel “provoking” them. Stick to diagnosing runny noses, Dr. Paul. I hope you know more about medicine that you do about foreign policy. Frakkin’ idiot.
Such vitriol on this post!
No refutation of his statements, though.
The truth is that the US has been dickin’ Iran around since Mossadegh nationalized British Petroleum’s assets in 1953. In comes the Shah, our friend. He turns bloody repressive on his own people, but what the heck! He’s our guy! Carter abandons him; we get Kohmenie’s bunch. Meanwhile, Saddam is next door doing our bidding, spending years at war with Iran. Good boy, that Saddam. Whoops! He invades Kuwait. We whack him once, but leave him in power. After 9/11 we whack him again, and string him up.
Face it: the US is the bully boy in the middle east, in a global quest to assure and control the flow of oil.Turn the table around for a moment. Would you put up with 1/10th the meddling in our national affairs if those shoes were on your feet?
The truth sucks when your nationalist pride gets tweaked by inconvenient facts. Screw the Middle East; bring our men and women of the Armed Forces home.