Friday, January 28, 2011

At least I found something we can agree on

I've been rather hard on the crop of 'tea party' candidates, as they are by and large Republicans in Libertarian clothing. Transparently so. But I found something to agree with Rand Paul on:
Interviewer Wolf Blitzer then asked about foreign assistance, asking if he wanted to end "all foreign aid." Paul said yes, and Blitzer asked him about aid to Israel.
"Well, I think what you have to do is you have to look," Paul said. "When you send foreign aid, you actually [send] quite a bit to Israel's enemies. Islamic nations around Israel get quite a bit of foreign aid, too.
"You have to ask yourself, are we funding an arms race on both sides? I have a lot of sympathy and respect for Israel as a democratic nation, as a, you know, a fountain of peace and a fountain of democracy within the Middle East."
Blitzer pressed, "End all foreign aid including the foreign aid to Israel as well. Is that right?" he asked.
Paul answered, "Yes."


  1. Anti-semitic shtick in 3, 2...

  2. A little thing like hating us or Israel must not be allowed to stand in the way of Raytheon's or General Dynamics or Boeing's profits CI.

    Let's not forget whom we are serving my fellow American. Viva La Halliburton!


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