Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Ron Paul Was Right And All The Bush Clones Wrong

The National Intelligence Estimate on Iran, released yesterday, reinforces Ron Paul’s position that a pre-emptive attack on Iran – an option advocated by other GOP presidential candidates – would be unwise and unwarranted.

Congressman Paul issued the following statement in response to the report:

“We needlessly and foolishly threaten Iran even though they have no nuclear weapons. I find it incomprehensible that as the failure of our Iraq policy becomes more evident, some want the same kind of policy toward Iran. A policy of peace, trade and diplomacy, is superior.”

The report’s finding that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 supports Congressman Paul’s view that military action against Iran is contrary to American national security. The report found that any Iranian nuclear weapon capability is not imminent, and noted that the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research judges that Iran is unlikely to have the capability to produce a nuclear weapon before 2013.

“While candidates with virtually zero foreign policy experience like Rudy Giuliani are advocating escalation, Dr. Paul – an Air Force veteran and member of the House Foreign Relations Committee – has been a staunch opponent of expanding war into Iran,” said Ron Paul spokesman Jesse Benton. “More than any other candidate, Ron Paul understands that America cannot afford to make the same mistakes with Iran that were made with Iraq.”

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