Paul: Republicans Face Certain Defeat With Pro-War Candidate

Congressman says base must change views on Iraq or forget about the White House in 2008

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Monday, December 3, 2007

Ron Paul has a message for the Republican base who continue to offer blinkered support for the endless occupation of Iraq – pick a candidate who has vowed to bring the troops home immediately or surrender the White House in 2008.

“Since 70 per cent of the American people want out of the war and they’re tired of it – the Republicans better pick somebody who is opposed to the war or have a new foreign policy or they can’t win,” the Congressman told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer yesterday.

“The sentiment is shifting, the people are sick and tired of the war, we can’t even afford it, we can’t even fight the war without borrowing the money from the Chinese – so it doesn’t add up – it really doesn’t matter whether I’m right or wrong, the war is going to end because we’re going to have such a political and financial havoc here….this is usually how empires end – by spending too much money maintaining their empires,” he added.

The Congressman’s warning is backed up by the polls. A recent Zogby survey found that a sizeable majority of Americans will not vote for a pro-war candidate. Zogby polling analyst Fritz Wenzel agrees that Ron Paul is the strongest contender out of the entire Republican field to go up against Hillary Clinton because of his lone anti-war stance.

In an earlier part of the interview, the Congressman elaborated on his response to Senator John McCain’s feeble attempt to smear Paul as a Nazi appeaser during Wednesday night’s debate.

“First off, Iraq is not Nazi Germany,” a humored Paul commented.

“I thought it was Hitler that caused world war two, not the American people….it didn’t make any sense – then he was awfully confused about isolationism versus non-intervention – there’s a big difference,” said the Congressman.

Paul said that non-interventionism meant not getting involved in other country’s affairs and “not pretending that Iraq is Nazi Germany.”

“Iraq had no army, no navy, and no weapons of mass destruction – it had nothing to do with 9/11 – so the comparison makes no sense,” he concluded.

McCain’s claim that U.S. troops want to stay in Iraq has no basis in reality.

Out of all the Republican candidates, Ron Paul has by received far the highest military donations, that is donations from members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. The Congressman has received double McCain’s total and over eight times the amount garnered by Romney or Giuliani.

The troops support Ron Paul because Ron Paul advocates bringing the troops home.

Moreover, a recent Zogby poll found that the Congressman also has the highest support amongst military families, far ahead of Giuliani, McCain or any of the other Republican stooges who want to keep the troops in the meat grinder.

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