Maybe this title will get more attention than my last Ron Paul article title. Not only am I a terrible point whore but I think this Ron Paul fellah is fascinating and I'm watching him closely. He isn't the "usual" politician. He says things that aren't "politically correct" from the right wing corners.
Here's the meat of it:
Pointing out that U.S. foreign policy is the root cause of the anger and hatred that has engendered terrorism against the United States, including the 9/11 attacks, Paul suggested that America would be better off ending the U.S. government’s role as world policeman as wells its longtime policy of interventionism. He pointed to Vietnam as an example of where 60,000 American men died in a senseless war while today Americans are instead peacefully investing and trading with the Vietnamese despite their communist regime.
Paul mentioned Iran as an example of blowback from U.S. foreign policy. In the 1953 coup the CIA secretly engineered the ousting of the democratically elected prime minister of Iran, Mohammed Mossadegh, who had been selected Time Magazine’s Man of the Year. In his place, the CIA installed the shah of Iran to keep oil in the hands of British Petroleum. The shaws secret police proceeded to terrorize, torture, jail and kill the Iranian people for the next 25 years, with the strong support of the U.S. government. As the Iranian people discovered the U.S. government’s role in all this, their anger and rage ultimately erupted in 1979 with the Iranian Revolution and the taking of the U.S. hostages.