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Tim Graney’s criticism of Ron Paul’s approach to foreign policy

Tim Graney writes on his own web site the following statement, “His Weak, Stick-Your-Head-In-The-Sand Foreign Policy” concerning Ron Paul’s constitutional look at foreign policy.

Ron Paul at the 2007 National Right to Life Convention, held at Crown Center Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, MO; June 15, 2007 photo/ R Deyoung via Wikicommons

Ron Paul at the 2007 National Right to Life Convention, held at Crown Center Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, MO; June 15, 2007 photo/ R Deyoung via Wikicommons

He also writes in a December 31, 2009 press release, “Our enemies across the globe, subscribing to a radical Islamic worldview, will continue to plan and attempt terror attacks on U.S. soil as long as they are alive and allowed to function. Our radical Islamic enemies are driven to attack us due to religious ideology, and it is their unflinching hatred of Western ways which fuels their actions. America did not ask for this failed terrorist attempt on Christmas Day and it is simply inaccurate to say that our actions caused this horrible act. In response to the attack, Congressman Ron Paul stated, “They’re terrorists because we’re occupiers.” If Paul knew the realities of our military then he would know that we are not occupiers of any land.”

Well based on these criticisms, I’d like to ask Mr. Graney a few questions.

Mr. Graney, I noticed that you have the U.S. Constitution pasted behind your photo on your web site. Do you really believe in what the founders envisioned? Article I, Section 8 give the Congress and the Congress alone the power to declare war. Is it acceptable to you that by the questionable authority of an Executive order, Mr. Bush has brought us into this endless quagmire? Do executive orders supersede the law of our land?

It appears to me that you are like many of the current neocons in the Congress and the media who are all of a sudden spouting off about the Constitution since their man is not in office any more. I can count on one hand the amount of times Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and the rest mentioned adherence to the Constitution during the Bush years, though Mr. Bush violated his Constitutional authority frequently.

Mr. Graney, you also like many liberals (including our current President), the neocons and media also dismiss the idea that these Muslim terrorists want to attack us because we are occupying their land.

That’s interesting since that was one of Osama bin Laden’s biggest reasons for the various terror attacks on the United States, including 9-11. Similar words came out of the mouth of the Christmas crotch bomber also.

Do you really believe it’s because of, and I quote, “driven to attack us due to religious ideology, and it is their unflinching hatred of Western ways which fuels their actions”.

If that was truly the case, why did we never get attacked until 1993? What happened prior to 1993? Desert Storm and our building of installations in Saudi Arabia which we still occupy. Coincidence? You decide.

I am not dismissing totally the reasons you give, however that never created the fervor that our current occupation does and will be in, it appears to be unfortunately, the distant future.

Let me ask you Mr. Graney, how would you feel if Cuba set up a base in Katy, Texas, and Cuban soldiers patrolled the streets armed? I bet that would piss you off. Are we not occupiers? Ask the people of these countries if they feel that way.

On Facebook you make the following statement, “If Paul was unwilling to defend this nation after 9/11, will he ever be willing to?”

This is based on comments by Eric Dondero, Paul’s former staffer. I can’t speak for Ron Paul, but he did vote to go into Afghanistan. However, again this is my opinion; maybe he foresaw the disaster of going over there without a specific mission and a declaration of war. Maybe he knew about the Bush and the Clinton administration’s desire to go get Saddam Hussein and the risk of going into Iraq unjustly? After all, he was a bad guy; he had horrible human rights, or was it WMDs? I never could keep up on the justifications.

Maybe, just maybe he foresaw the current quagmire, 2001-2010, 2011,2012…

Just my opinion, no one else’s.

Mr. Graney, how do you suppose we continue to pay for our endless and ever expanding wars? You obviously don’t want to raise taxes (this we agree), so I guess you prefer to risk massive inflation and possibly a dollar crash by printing and borrowing of money? To me that doesn’t sound very fiscally conservative.

My last question, Mr. Graney is this. If you, and let me add Mr. Hannity, Mr. Beck and all the other politician and media types, really and truly believe that, again your words, “Our enemies across the globe, subscribing to a radical Islamic worldview, will continue to plan and attempt error attacks on U.S. soil as long as they are alive and allowed to function”, why didn’t you take up arms and serve your country against this menace to western civilization? No, really, I’m serious. In 2001 you were likely in you late 30’s and were more than eligible to join the army. Goarmy.com says the age range is from 17-41. If they were this all terrible threat to our republic, why didn’t you serve to kill as many as you could? Pat Tillman obviously believed it was the right thing and gave up pro football and ultimately lost his life.

I mean if you are sincere in what you say. George Washington and the other patriot/ founders risked their lives and wealth to liberate us from the British, if al Qaida is that big of a threat in your eyes, why is it ok for other people to risk their lives and blood for the cause, but not you, Hannity or Beck who believe in it so fervently?

Just a thought…

America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.

John Quincy Adams, 1821

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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