Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) says Ron Paul is out of touch with mainstream Americans on foreign policy and that his views are more liberal than Obama and not representative of the GOP.
“No, of course not. And it’s not a message which really a president of the United States could ever afford to extend. In other words, we’re a — a party and a — a president of leadership, leadership in the world,” he said. “We have a fleet that covers all the seas, that, as a matter of fact, makes foreign trade possible, trade of all sorts. We’re the only country that can go everywhere all over the world, and, therefore, indispensable to our allies as well as to our own interests.”
“These are very, very important parts of our national strength. And they involve foreign policy. They involve armed forces and a combination of these,”
Really, Senator Lugar? Our national strength is dependant on us guarding the trade routes of the world and maintaining US bases in more than 150 foreign countries and paying for their national defense? Our national strength requires that a quarter of our military plus all of the associated military and civilian support contractors are all thus involved with trying to police the world? Even though we are having to borrow half of every dollar we currently spend and can’t afford it and will eventually(soon) end up crashing our currency trying to keep doing this?
And by the way, when ya’ll finish collapsing our currency, we’ll be forced to stop anyway.