Monday, December 26, 2011

Ron Paul's Extreme Isolationism Disqualifies Him To Be President

Eric Dondero, a former Ron Paul staffer, has set the record straight on many facts about his former boss.  Dondero, writing at Right Wing News, states the following are true:
1.  Ron Paul is neither racist nor anti-Semitic.  Further, he is not homophobic.
2.  Ron Paul is a strong isolationist.  He was vehemently opposed to any US military response to the 9/11 attack.  He believes the United States should not have fought the Nazis in World War II.
3.  Ron Paul dislikes Israel because of Paul's extreme isolationism, and our alliance with Israel prevents us from being more isolationist.  (I am paraphrasing here.)
4.  Ron Paul supports the so-called Palestinians and wants the entire state of Israel given over to them.

Dondero sums it up:
On one other matter, I’d like to express in the strongest terms possible, that the liberal media are focusing in on entirely the wrong aspects regarding controversies on Ron Paul.

It’s his foreign policy that’s the problem; not so much some stupid and whacky things on race and gays he may have said or written in the past.

Ron Paul is most assuredly an isolationist. He denies this charge vociferously. But I can tell you straight out, I had countless arguments/discussions with him over his personal views. For example, he strenuously does not believe the United States had any business getting involved in fighting Hitler in WWII. He expressed to me countless times, that “saving the Jews,” was absolutely none of our business. When pressed, he often times brings up conspiracy theories like FDR knew about the attacks of Pearl Harbor weeks before hand, or that WWII was just “blowback,” for Woodrow Wilson’s foreign policy errors, and such.
Dondero confirms what I have written in previous posts:  Ron Paul is not a racist and the charges of "racism" are just unethical propaganda by some on the right.  Ron Paul is, however, an enemy of Israel and an extreme isolationist.  I fear that his isolationism would provide no deterrence whatsoever to the radical Muslims who would attack us.  If Ron Paul were president, Iran would feel quite safe in launching a nuclear attack on Israel.  For these reasons, I could never vote for Ron Paul, nor would I recommend him to anyone.

Hat tip:  Pirate's Cove


The Griper said...

i'd have to say i have my doubts about Dondero's charges. does history declare that we went to war with Hitler in order to save the Jews? i don't think so.

Stogie said...

Griper, history does not record that. If Ron Paul thinks we went to war to stop the Holocaust, then Ron Paul is wrong. We didn't even know about the Holocaust until the war was well under way or almost over. We went to war because Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and because both Japan and Germany declared war on us in late 1941.