Rand Paul: "Brave" Soldiers "Protect And Maintain Our Freedom"
Martin Hill writes:
Senator Rand Paul and his wife posted a holiday message on youtube recently in which Rand says "As we come together to celebrate this holiday season, let us pause for a moment to remember the brave men and women serving our country at home and abroad. We thank you and your families for the sacrifice that you make to protect and maintain our freedom."
Compare Rand's silly platitudes with that of his father, Dr. Ron Paul:
"I'm the commander in chief. I make the decisions. I tell the generals what to do. I'd bring them home as quickly as possible. And I would get them out of Iraq as well. And I wouldn't start a war in Libya. I'd quit bombing Yemen. And I'd quit bombing Pakistan. Our national security is not enhanced by our presence over there. We have no purpose there. We should learn the lessons of history. The longer we're there, the worse things are and the more danger we're in, because our presence there is not making friends." [link]
"The notion that terrorists attack us because of our freedom & prosperity, and not for our actions abroad, is grossly wrong. If Americans accept the argument that we are threatened because of our freedoms, rather than because American troops are stationed in many places where they are deeply resented, our problems can only get worse."
Stop thanking the troops for me: No, they don't "protect our freedoms"
LewRockwell.com: An Open Letter to the Troops: You’re Not Defending Our Freedoms
"Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to distract from failed policies, policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war, anything to steer the discussion away from the real reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon." Ron Paul