Skip to comments.Ron Paul says he'd lift sanctions on Iran
Posted on 12/19/2007 6:41:44 PM PST by freedom44Edited on 12/19/2007 7:09:47 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Campaigning in New Hampshire today, Republican Ron Paul says he would lift sanctions on Iran and order the U.S. Navy to pull back from its shores.
Paul says if the U.S. relieved pressure on Iran, people would breathe a sign of relief, interest rates probably would not go up and oil prices probably would drop.
Speaking in Manchester, Paul said the Bush administration has been looking for war with Iran.
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I think Ron Paul would let us be nuked while he looked around and whistled.
I’d like to see Ron Paul fly his silly blimp over Iran !!!!
Nope, but Iran has been looking to start a nuclear arms race throughout the Middle East. ...which is precisely what would happen if we allowed their nuclear program to come to fruition. Sane folks understand that allowing nuclear proliferation in the Islamic world isn't a rational option. Ron Paul, obviously, isn't sane.
Jimmuh, is that you?
If history is any guide, I think its pretty clear sanctions haven’t solved much of anything, and probably generally have made things worse. I don’t think the US government should control the trading patterns of private individuals.
btw, here is a great interview, IMO, that Paul had on Glenn Beck’s show last night:
Well how else is he going to get campaign contributions from them?
Just when I start having a tiny glint of respect for Ron Paul... he pulls a nut-comment like this...
Of course he would...his campaign is all about CUT & RUN and SURRENDER, just like the DUmocrats.
I don’t waste time watching Ron Paul interviews. He is a bottom feeder. I only watch interviews of the real contenders, the viable candidates.
Didn’t that NIE state that Iran stopped their nuclear program because of international pressure? If the NIE is true, it would mean sanctions have worked and are a good alternative to military action.
If Paul was President instead of Bush, there would have been no sanctions, pressure or threats of military action; a President Paul would have allowed Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.
Well, Ron Paul seems to be the best broadcaster of Ron Paul — kind of like Hillary on Hillary.
The man is a loon, a certified loon.
LOL... good one :)
Got to be a misquote. Maybe out of context.
The only thing that saved Mr. Paul was the word, "probably."
That's gotta be it.
True. Just hoping to see this as a Drudge headline and more
Interest rates?? They need to go up. A lot. And I have no idea how Iranian sanctions, or a lack thereof, would affect them.
That said, I think the best thing we could do for Iran is to air-drop millions of iPods filled with American music, and millions of rifles filled with American bullets. The Iranian people like America; their government is the problem. We don’t need to cut off the people from us; we need to give the people the tools to fix the problem themselves.
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Ron Paul is heading in the right direction. Rogue states might act human and decent if we they were given some respect.
Ron Paul would resume selling F-14 parts to Iran.
Yeah, he speaks like a total nut job ... and you AGREE with him?
Seek professional help before it's too late.
He does speak to the head in sand crowd..
sanctions made what worse? Sure - for the country that we sanctioned -that’s the point.
Anyone who wants this guy for Prez has his head up something and it ain't sand.
they need to go up very slowly. going up too fast would put us into economic depression
We don’t have to argue about Ron Paul, he will never be president. He may have trouble retaining his seat in congress.
No, Ron. Just no.
Ron Paul just doesn’t understand Jihad.
People on FR have been saying that for 8 years. He won in 2006 by 20% and has a ridiculous war chest.
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Nope--he doesn't. And worse is that strategy would lead to a nuclear arms race in the middle east as well which could end up obviously in catastrophe.
Good grief. I won’t slam Dr. Paul overall, because I think he’s great on domestic issues. But I profoundly disagree with him on some major foreign policy issues, to the extent that I can’t support him.
(I’m still glad he’s in the race — it’s nice to hear a few candidates actually talking about the Constitution).
I agree that sanctions don’t tend to work. I don’t agree that we should pull the US Navy away from their shores. We need to give aid and comfort to the Persian people; part of that is letting them know that we’ll back them up if they take action.
IMO, from an admittedly armchair general! :)
“Paul says if the U.S. relieved pressure on Iran, people would breathe a sign of relief, interest rates probably would not go up and oil prices probably would drop.”
That would make him the “probably” candidate.
Just what I want to put my faith in, someone who would “probably” come to help me when I was in need.
No thanks you RP goof balls.
It’s funny how he refers to interest rate movements while simultaneously running on (among other things) his desire to eliminate the Fed which dictates interest rates. The guy is full blown freak. He is too ridiculous to take seriously by many and that in turn makes him marginally dangerous.
“Neurotics create castles in the air. Psychotics live in them. And psychologists collect the rent.”
In Ron Paul’s case (and it is a case) he simultaneously lives in them - and collects the rent.
Two questions for the audience:
1. Which side did we support during the Iran-Iraq War?
2. Regardless of your answer to number 1, why did we support them?
Did he talk about his 9/11 conspiracy theories? I do hope he talked about the Wild Texas Shrimp Industry and all the money he proposed to spend on it and on other Texas pork projects - He proposed the spending then voted against it. (Does this sound like Kerry to anyone else?) In my opinion Ron Paul intentionally misleads people. He is not to be trusted in any way. I hope his district dumps him and he has to go back to the job he is really trained for and that is delivering babies.
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