Ron Paul: Why Obama Is Wrong on Libya

Congressman Ron Paul, a member of the House Foreign Relations Committee and honorary chairman of Campaign for Liberty, criticized President Obama’s decision to impose a no-fly zone over Libya in a video shot earlier today.

In the video, Congressman Paul argues that:

  1. The action is an act of War.
  2. The no-fly zone is unconstitutional because Congress has not authorized it, a point Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Richard Lugar agrees with.
  3. President Obama has illegally seceded U.S. sovereignty to the United Nations.
  4. The United States cannot afford the financial burden of more military action in the Middle East.

Date: 03/18/2011


  • TrutherChallenge

    Obviously the US needs this stuff to keep going on to keep the oil flowing and the military bubble intact. While Ron Paul is right that our actions are deplorable the West is screwed if we suddenly grow a conscience. There is simply no practical alternative on the table, from Ron Paul or anyone else.

  • SuperLlanas

    When did everbody forget we are the ones that r suppose to to check on them, not the goverment on us. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Impeach this fool.

    • mathieu gasc

      go eat a peach, imp of foolishness

  • TacticalCitySlicker

    I’m with you Dr. Paul.

  • LongLiveOx

    WHERE ARE THE DEMOCRATS AND WHY ARE THEY NOT TAKING OBAMA TO TASK FOR THIS UNWARRANTED INVASION?! Oh, they wouldn’t dare criticize the second coming of Christ, who waltzes off to Brazil, as Libya burns! And the only reason the shithead neo-cons are critical of this, is because THEY DIDN’T THINK OBAMA BOMBED THEM QUICKLY ENOUGH! The draft will be back, mark my words! Why do you think “don’t ask, don’t tell” was repealed? So that homosexuals will have NO EXCUSE not to serve. This is a travesty.

  • deathofisrael

    obama , scum puppet of the earth !! shame !

  • “I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas. ” – Ron Paul 2012!!!

  • DrinkSkateSleep

    Obama’s policies are the exact same as the Bush doctrine. What a fucking joke America, it’s a fucking joke.

  • Optomistic Guy

    The real problem I see with this and it is scary, Obama has only been in office a couple years he has very little understanding of foreign affairs and he is allowed to have full control of the U.S. Military and do has wishes without any oversight. The congress just sits back and does zero even when they know what he is doing is against the constitution and illegal. Let’s take this a bit further I never heard of this person before the election he was a nobody, and now it seems he is King to do whatever he wishes with American money, hard working people slaving everyday so he can spend it in Muslim countries it truly is not right. We are unable to even pay U.S. children’s teachers in Wisconsin. Elections are won in the U.S. basically by how much money you have to run a campaign, well I’m sure people that have money move these guys into positions like this to do their bidding. I’m sorry but I don’t believe Obama is running the show he is just being paid off to stand a read and do what he is told to read and I feel sad for him I would hate to be in that position, it’s probably not what he had bargained for, Hopefully things change before the U.S. is throw over the edge and doesn’t have the ability to recover.

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  • GodHandPresents

    I can answer why Obama can do this, The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

    I respect Paul, but honestly he’s been stretching a lot lately.

    • tj

      PLease explain further about how the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution allows any President to at will bomb another country that is dealing with an internal strife and has not even attacked another country. Libya is a peaceful country as far as the international community goes. They have not invaded anyone; and they have not even threatened anyone.
      If we only treated other nations the way we want to be treated. Using this logic, we could expect Canada to bomb Wisconsin in support of the protesters in that state. I know warhawks might disagree with this line of reasoning, but perhaps more rational people will see how bad it is to bomb other nations…

  • superman19121976

    obama is the man of the jewish american brains…..and of story…..u don t see how he is tourning around his ideas? he is a poppet……americans…wake up maaan wake uppp

  • heathey2

    Most stupid flouride heads will only wake up when the food stamps stop coming and the benefits are stopped. It’s not their fault that they have become so stupid. This is mass deception on an unimaginable scale and the people of the US have fallen for it for generations. Wake up America because if you think this isn’t going to affect you then you are so mistaken. People in poor nations were born into poverty and are able to cope with it but Americans simply won’t be able to. Tick tock!

  • deficithawker

    More alarmist rubbish. When it does not play out as Ron Paul forecasts will he apologize for fear mongering? IF he had any balls he would. This video was rubbish and he’s a pussy.

    • tj

      You express yor stupidity with your profanity…Ron Paul is not wrong, he already is proven right…America is the enemy of the world…and our military is too spread out to be effective..
      and a note to you conspiratory nuts…please shut up…you hurt our credibility…oboma is not a puppet to greater powers…he is the power to be defeated…tj

      • Brady

        The people who control the Whitehouse are the one-worlders or Jewish Zionists,such as the Rothchilds,Rockefellers and most are the international bankers,who by the way own the Federal Reserve. So,Obama is controlled and all the Presidents before were as well. It doesn’t matter if your Democrat or Republican-only if you are a true patriot and follow the Constitution.
        The Congress will never tell but their lives have probably been threatened if they don’t go along with the agenda of the OneWorlders.

  • EastCoastDude99

    I wonder if Obama will get another Nobel Peace Prize for bombing Libya? lol

  • meateatingvegans

    why not make a video about how obama is wrong about everything?

  • katydig

    The American people should be yelling and screaming about our military actions in other countries!!!!!

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  • JezebelDecibel

    War War War dot America dot Con

  • quizerry

    We have been in two unnecessary wars for a combination of 20 years. Have we not learned that any Country who truly wants freedom , liberty and democracy have done it on their own without the U.S. We don’t even have a goal here. If it is humanitarian does that mean we go into all countries with dictators who kill their own people? Where do we go next Yemen, Bahrain, Darfur? The U.S. needs to stay out of these conflicts.

    • Stephen

      I agree, the generals in charge are admitting that they don’t have a clear objective with this bombing. I can’t even believe those words would come out of our commanders mouths. I’m fuming about it but I can’t do anything about it except vote for Ron Paul and see him lose to more public idiots in the next election.

      I just saw a quote too from a commander named Ham, who said that his main concern is libya sending terrorist to the US or Europe, well “HELLO” that wouldnt happen if you weren’t illegally imposing a no fly zone and bombing the hell out of their people!