Recently, news from Public Policy Polling shows Ron Paul taking a the lead in Iowa, ahead of 2nd place Romney and 3rd place Gingrich, but the crew of a newly released documentary The Ron Paul Uprising, feel like there is another thing that could to be boost his standing: President Obama’s military spending and record.
Obama ran on a platform of ending the war in Iraq, saying that from the time he was elected, he would withdraw all troops from Iraq within 16 months. After he was elected, however, Obama backtracked on that promise. He even won a Nobel Peace Prize, before he had done one thing to bring peace to the world.
Wired ran an interesting article, portions of which are covered in the new film, that assesses the military since our “War on Terror” began. “Interestingly enough, most people don’t sit down and do the math!” states film’s director, William Lewis. The new film’s writer, Debbie Lewis, compiled a tri-fold pamphlet which contains a table of information on spending, troops, special forces, drone flight hours and wiretap orders that tells a very interesting story about Obama and his “peace generating” mentality. The pamphlet, which gives an overview of the stats reported by Wired, and more, is available for download on the film’s website.
Many people have not come to terms with Obama and his neglected promise of ending the war in 16 months. The one thing Paul has been consistent on is his foreign policy. Paul stated in an interview on Fox News;
“Why are we in Korea? We’ve been there since I’ve been in High School. Why are we in Japan? We’ve been there since World War II. Why are we in Germany subsidizing their welfare state by paying for their defense by staying in Germany? And why are we in 5 wars in the Middle East?”
In an article he wrote published on US News’ website, Paul says, “I want America to be the most strongly defended nation in the world, but I oppose our current foreign policy that stretches our troops thin across the globe so we can play world policeman. This foolish endeavor costs us dearly in lives, and it has become far too expensive to sustain.”
Those who are against Paul seem to be against his Foreign policy. Yet, if you pay attention to what Paul says, and not the mainstream media, the picture is clear. He is for a strong military, but against policing the world. He is not shy about it, and, in fact, is quite outspoken, even when Brett Baier of Fox News pressed him on answering a hypothetical questions, he would have no part of it, drawing the ire of Baier.
If the Obama administration is going to recycle its position on peace, he will have to contend with the numbers…and they just don’t add up! To download the tri-fold pamphlet and for more information on the film, please visit www.TheRonPaulUprising.com