I have been doing more reading than writing lately, but I came across this short article on the Foundry that I thought would be a good read for some. It is in reference to the Taliban – al Qaeda relationship that was discussed in the Monday night debate; more specifically how downplaying the dangers of the Taliban as Ron Paul did is not a sound foreign policy stance.
While short in length, it did make some solid observations. It first corrected some historical inaccuracies in Mr. Paul’s statements. It then pointed out something else that I feel Ron Paul does not have a good grasp on…the ideological foundations of the two groups and how that relates to their actions. If you do not understand your enemy and their motivations, then it makes it much more difficult to protect yourself from that threat…especially if you do not deem them as a threat in the first place. Since the main obligation of the federal government is the protection of the Union, this is a major concern to me. I would encourage everyone to check it out.
If you are like me, the more you read about Mr. Paul’s foreign policy stance, the more you realize how progressive his positions are. In truth there are not very many differences between Obama and Ron Paul on this issue. It is probably why MoveOn.org supported his last Presidential campaign.