“The cost in terms of liberties lost and the unnecessary exposure to terrorism are difficult to determine, but in time it will become apparent to all of us that foreign interventionism is of no benefit to American citizens, but is instead a threat to our liberties.” - Ron Paul (spoken in the year 2000.)
Doug Wead writes, "This is not a pro Arab or pro Islamic statement. To anyone who has traveled to Islamic countries, as I have for years, this is only common sense. It has been no help to us or our important allies, such as Israel, to unnecessarily provoke and ignore the sensibilities of so vast a people. The idea that someone could see this, before it happened, and had the courage to speak up about it, is encouraging. The fact that none of us even knew it was said, that it didn’t rate mention on the evening news, and even now, after the fact, is still ignored by politicians and journalists alike, who can’t abide to be wrong about anything, is exasperating."
Ron Paul: The Prophet « Doug Wead The Blog