Ron Paul: America Is Not the King of the World


Neil Cavuto: There are frequent calls for America’s military to start intervening, should it? Ron Paul, the former Republican Congressman and presidential candidate, says no, be careful, be very careful. Congressman, what do you think of this?

Ron Paul: I think it would be foolish, I think what we have been doing for so many years has been very foolish. I think that they ought to try to understand what blowback is all about and what the CIA has talked about and what Michael Scheuer has demonstrated so often in his work in the CIA. It’s just way too much, it hurts us to no end. One of the points I made when I gave my last little talk on the House floor, was that one of the trends that we’re probably facing was violent anti-Americanism, and it’s engulfing the world, and I think this is what’s happening over there. We have a mess in Egypt now, and we don’t know exactly what we’re supposed to be doing in Syria, and we end up supporting the bad guys. And even Hillary had an expression for it: “How did we know the bad guys were going to get these things?” And I think what’s happening in Mali right now with these hostages spun off from us getting involved in Libya and getting rid of Gaddafi. So one thing leads to another, and I just think that all these problems that we have make my case very clear, that we should have followed the Founders’ advice of staying out of entangling alliances and staying out of the internal affairs of other nations, mind our own business and save a dollar now and then, because we’re flat out broke.

Neil Cavuto: Well, the argument you get back, as you know, Congressman, is that we’ll regret that, because we essentially give the bad guys free run. Now the argument against what they were just claiming is that, well, terrorist are not idiots, they can pack up and leave. So if things get dicey for them in Afghanistan or Pakistan, apparently they move to Mali or Algeria or what have you. But they seem to be pretty good at movement. So I guess the bigger question is, should we do anything about that, or do we just let them brazenly grow unobstructed.

Ron Paul: Well, what we have to decide is why we have the problem. If we come down on the side that it’s spontaneous and they hate Americans, there’s Al-Qaida that kill us and they don’t like our prosperity and they don’t like our freedoms, maybe we should keep chasing them. But if the problem of these threats towards us and the disruptions is because we’re involved, then the answer is to be less involved.

Neil Cavuto: But what if it’s a little bit more than that, Congressman? I know you and I had a chat about this before; what if they really do hate us, they hate everything we stand for, and they really are all about … whatever our overtures towards the Muslim community are like, that they’re all about disgruntles, they just can’t stand us, they want us dead.

Ron Paul: Well, they might ask the same question, what if we didn’t hate Muslims? I mean, we have to build up a lot of hatred for us to go 6,000 miles away and kill people with drones, and this is where the conflict is coming. We have to beat the drums of war and this hatred that we have to go over and do these things. And then, all of a sudden, we have an epidemic of suicides of American soldiers who come back feeling, “What am I doing over here shooting these drone missiles, and little kids are dying and innocent people dying”. And now more people die from suicide, our soldiers are committing suicides. So I think it’s a failed policy, it doesn’t accomplish anything, and we don’t understand it. As long as we don’t want to look … we’re either in denial or we don’t want to understand it. But the CIA actually helps us on this to explain why there is retaliation, and if we don’t accept that, this is going to get much worse. And there are predictions that right now just because they haven’t hit us here at home, doesn’t mean that they’re starting to like us anymore. I think the problem is growing, it’s going to get a lot worse as long as we think we’re the king of the world.

Neil Cavuto: Ron Paul, thank you very much, I think.

  • Not one good thing has come to this country or those we have invaded from these wars, its been nothing but bad. We are worse off and those we have bombed are definitely are.I agree with the other poster that the mainstream media is dangerous they don’t protect us anymore all they do is promote the story line given them by the corporate puppets that seem to be doing their damnedest to destroy this country and all it use to stand for…

  • United States Senator
    from Illinois
    In office
    January 3, 2005 — November 16, 2008
    Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
    Succeeded by Roland Burris

    From Wikipedia. He was also on the Illinois state senate before that. Peace.

  • i hope liberty minded people will be elected in senates, congress, state governors etc

  • Ron Paul = political Jesus. Beaten, but never broken.


  • Viva La Ron Paul!

  • We can’t afford it!

  • Right craig stewart, I was so disappointed in the Republican primaries to see the kind of treatment the Ron Paul one of the few smart honest politician got from his own party. It was a lesson on how corrupt politicians operate.

  • Obama was both a state senator and a U.S. senator

  • Obama was both a state senator and a U.S. senator

  • Obama was a on his STATE’S senate, not the US senate. If you think I got it wrong please show me something to back that up. Peace.

  • Neil Cavato, your a piece of shit. What do you mean, “Thank you Ron Paul, I think…..” Go fuck yourself you turd.

  • 7,000,000,000.00 in f16s are given to egypt yearly so they don’t attack isreal.

    Only one example of how much foreign aid is spent on isreal.

    If they don’t take our bribes we send in alqueda then we bomb them to remove alqueda.

    If isreal really needs so much help that they spend more of our nations money, they should apply for state hood and follow our laws.

  • We hate you when you come to our country, taking all the resources we have and tell us what to do and labeled us as bad guys when we don’t follow. you guys need to enjoy your freedom more and leave us alone, we have problem, and we don’t need your help which always make it even worse in many cases

  • Ron Paul is correct.
    Just after Ron Paul was interviewed a CIA goon named Simmons came on the show and called for more violence to protect America. He called on America to act like it is King of the World.
    I wish Cavuto had asked the CIA agent Simmons about the drone campaign of death. About the torture of prisoners. About the CIA smuggling drugs and weapons. About the CIA and the JFK assassination. About the CIA overthrow of President Mossadegh in Iran in 1953.
    Yeah, I wish…

  • plenty of patriots. You mean a political patriot. you are right.

  • plenty of patriots. You mean a political patriot. you are right.

  • Check this man.

  • When is Hillary going to testify?

  • People can only vote for what they know.

    The media sells the candidates to the people with various techniques.

    Besides, people don’t like rare, honest, smart politicians, they like crooks.

    Again, the overrall decision comes from the top echelon. Doesn’t matter what people think, does it?

  • Yes, anyone can run for president. Obama left the Senate to be able to run for president.