But let's face it. Anyone can draw the logical conclusion that when a government bombs people for multiple years those policies will create enemies that want to hurt American citizens. This is exactly what Thomas Jefferson warned about. Paul does not blame the US for 9/11, and he has consistently and vehemently attacked those who committed the deed. He in no way calls it justfied. But he takes the time to see why such people were motivated for such an attack. It is not simply Islam. We need to be honest with ourselves.
As for Bin Laden, Paul did argue that what Obama did was far better than invading countries and engaging in nation building. Listen to this speech by Paul to see what he is really trying to say. He is simply saying we don't have the money to engage in so much wars (he is right) and that president's have abused power by invading countries to nation build without the consent of Congress.
Campaign For Liberty — Congressman Ron Paul on Bin Laden
I believed in 2008 that Paul was dead wrong on foreign policy. I still called myself a conservative. But I was wrong, and I admit it. How can we honestly say that our actions in the middle east have no repurcussions? If the US were continually bombed by other countries, killing civilians despite the intentions of the bombers, we too would be upset. Yet anyone who suggests such is called unpatriotic. I find engaging in such wars to be unpatriotic because they raise the national debt, break the constitution, kill American lives, and break the traditions of the first patriots of this nation: the founding fathers.
With that said, even if Paul had a foreign policy I disagreed with 100%, I would still vote for Paul because Cain wont even say what his is. Plus, this election my key issue is the economy. Paul is the strongest on that issue. Hermain Cain said his plan won't work now...which makes little sense. I honestly don't think he knows what he is talking about, and I question his motives.