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Ron Paul says he'd lift sanctions on Iran
WCAX ^ | 12/19/07 | WCAX

Posted on 12/19/2007 6:41:44 PM PST by freedom44

Edited 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.

(also discussed here)


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1 posted on 12/19/2007 6:41:45 PM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44

Ayatollah Paul


2 posted on 12/19/2007 6:44:39 PM PST by reg45
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To: freedom44

I think Ron Paul would let us be nuked while he looked around and whistled.


3 posted on 12/19/2007 6:44:48 PM PST by DeLaine (Santa....I can explain!)
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To: freedom44
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.

He must have the inside scoop on Fed motivations pertaining to interest rates. /s. This guy is a one serious head case.
4 posted on 12/19/2007 6:47:26 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: freedom44

I’d like to see Ron Paul fly his silly blimp over Iran !!!!


5 posted on 12/19/2007 6:47:29 PM PST by Martins kid
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To: freedom44
Paul said the Bush administration has been looking for war with 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.

6 posted on 12/19/2007 6:47:36 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: freedom44

Jimmuh, is that you?


7 posted on 12/19/2007 6:48:08 PM PST by Tarpon
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To: All

Regarding IRAN:

http://truthusa.com/a/index.php?topic=672.0

http://truthusa.com/a/index.php?topic=1296.0

http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


8 posted on 12/19/2007 6:48:29 PM PST by Cindy
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To: freedom44

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:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-rlc/1941544/posts


9 posted on 12/19/2007 6:48:41 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: freedom44

Well how else is he going to get campaign contributions from them?


10 posted on 12/19/2007 6:48:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: freedom44; SE Mom; Cindy; FARS; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; Tennessean4Bush; Former Military Chick
this needs to be broadcast far and wide
11 posted on 12/19/2007 6:48:58 PM PST by RDTF (Remember Pearl Harbor)
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To: freedom44

Just when I start having a tiny glint of respect for Ron Paul... he pulls a nut-comment like this...


12 posted on 12/19/2007 6:49:31 PM PST by TheBattman (LORD God, please help us to elect a Godly and patriotic man for President in 08, Amen.)
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To: freedom44
This man is a complete and total moron, I get a kick out of his supporters here. It’s like a cult thing. lol
13 posted on 12/19/2007 6:49:52 PM PST by east1234 (It's the borders stupid!)
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To: kinoxi
That's right, he wants to abolish the Federal Reserve...
14 posted on 12/19/2007 6:49:56 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: freedom44

Of course he would...his campaign is all about CUT & RUN and SURRENDER, just like the DUmocrats.


15 posted on 12/19/2007 6:50:03 PM PST by RasterMaster (Rudy McRomneyson = KENNEDY wing of the Republican Party)
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To: traviskicks

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.


16 posted on 12/19/2007 6:50:39 PM PST by Martins kid
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To: traviskicks

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.


17 posted on 12/19/2007 6:51:40 PM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: RDTF

Well, Ron Paul seems to be the best broadcaster of Ron Paul — kind of like Hillary on Hillary.


18 posted on 12/19/2007 6:52:38 PM PST by Cindy
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To: freedom44

The man is a loon, a certified loon.


19 posted on 12/19/2007 6:52:55 PM PST by swmobuffalo (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.)
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To: reg45

LOL... good one :)


20 posted on 12/19/2007 6:53:17 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: freedom44
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.

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.

5.56mm

21 posted on 12/19/2007 6:54:19 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!


22 posted on 12/19/2007 6:55:01 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Cindy

True. Just hoping to see this as a Drudge headline and more


23 posted on 12/19/2007 6:55:22 PM PST by RDTF (Remember Pearl Harbor)
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To: freedom44

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.


24 posted on 12/19/2007 6:55:44 PM PST by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: RDTF

I understand.


25 posted on 12/19/2007 6:55:54 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Martins kid
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.

well, I can only speak from personal opinion, but I don't really care who is leading or about the horserace, I care about finding the truth and an honest candidate who speaks the truth. If you were to be bothered, you would find in that interview Paul speaks and articulates true conservative principles in a way I have never heard before. It is truely inspiring.
26 posted on 12/19/2007 6:58:20 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: freedom44; Cindy

oh goodie breaking news sidebar now


27 posted on 12/19/2007 6:58:43 PM PST by RDTF (Remember Pearl Harbor)
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To: traviskicks

Ron Paul is heading in the right direction. Rogue states might act human and decent if we they were given some respect.


28 posted on 12/19/2007 7:00:49 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: reg45

Ron Paul would resume selling F-14 parts to Iran.


29 posted on 12/19/2007 7:00:50 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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Right.......


30 posted on 12/19/2007 7:06:35 PM PST by KevinDavis (Mitt Romney 08, WE ARE NOT ELECTING A PASTOR-IN-CHIEF!)
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To: traviskicks
Paul speaks and articulates true conservative principles in a way I have never heard before. It is truely inspiring.

Yeah, he speaks like a total nut job ... and you AGREE with him?

Seek professional help before it's too late.

31 posted on 12/19/2007 7:06:45 PM PST by softwarecreator
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To: softwarecreator; All

He does speak to the head in sand crowd..


32 posted on 12/19/2007 7:08:15 PM PST by KevinDavis (Mitt Romney 08, WE ARE NOT ELECTING A PASTOR-IN-CHIEF!)
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To: traviskicks

sanctions made what worse? Sure - for the country that we sanctioned -that’s the point.


33 posted on 12/19/2007 7:09:01 PM PST by RDTF (Remember Pearl Harbor)
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He does speak to the head in sand crowd

Anyone who wants this guy for Prez has his head up something and it ain't sand.

34 posted on 12/19/2007 7:10:34 PM PST by softwarecreator
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To: Turbopilot

they need to go up very slowly. going up too fast would put us into economic depression


35 posted on 12/19/2007 7:12:30 PM PST by brannon (we are all dying; some of us faster than others)
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To: freedom44

36 posted on 12/19/2007 7:13:31 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: traviskicks

We don’t have to argue about Ron Paul, he will never be president. He may have trouble retaining his seat in congress.


37 posted on 12/19/2007 7:16:35 PM PST by mimaw
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To: freedom44

No, Ron. Just no.


38 posted on 12/19/2007 7:16:45 PM PST by RichInOC (Stupidity is its own punishment...but sometimes it causes collateral damage.)
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To: freedom44

Unbelievable.

Ron Paul just doesn’t understand Jihad.


39 posted on 12/19/2007 7:22:35 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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He may have trouble retaining his seat in congress

People on FR have been saying that for 8 years. He won in 2006 by 20% and has a ridiculous war chest.

40 posted on 12/19/2007 7:24:22 PM PST by rb22982
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To: freedom44

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1900850/posts
Congressman Duncan warns Columbia University Cancel Invitation to Iranian President


41 posted on 12/19/2007 7:25:00 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Sun
Ron Paul just doesn’t understand Jihad.

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.

42 posted on 12/19/2007 7:25:25 PM PST by rb22982
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To: freedom44

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).


43 posted on 12/19/2007 7:39:21 PM PST by ellery (I don't remember a constitutional amendment that gives you the right not to be identified-R.Giuliani)
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To: traviskicks

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! :)


44 posted on 12/19/2007 7:43:06 PM PST by ellery (I don't remember a constitutional amendment that gives you the right not to be identified-R.Giuliani)
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To: kinoxi

“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.


45 posted on 12/19/2007 8:11:35 PM PST by 9422WMR
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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.


46 posted on 12/19/2007 8:16:21 PM PST by kinoxi
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47 posted on 12/19/2007 8:31:37 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: freedom44
Am reminded by Ron Paul’s Iran musings of a longtime saying:

“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.

48 posted on 12/19/2007 8:33:46 PM PST by mtntop3
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To: freedom44

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?


49 posted on 12/19/2007 8:46:28 PM PST by JediHal (DON"T PANIC! (from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"))
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To: traviskicks

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.


50 posted on 12/19/2007 8:57:49 PM PST by Martins kid
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