By Ron Paul
If you missed today's Liberty Report, the topic discussed was Saudi Arabia. It's rather peculiar that a country that sponsors the export of radical Wahhabism and that finances al-Qaeda in Syria is considered a U.S. ally.
We're going to hear more about Saudi Arabia for sure. They're under the gun financially and in a mess militarily. Things aren't going well in either Syria or Yemen.
But I'd like to briefly talk about the U.S. government's involvement in all of this. No country from the Middle East has attacked America. We have never been militarily challenged and there has never been a real need for a declaration of war. Yet our government and its allies keep bombing the area incessantly. Whether it is the U.S. doing it directly, our ally France, or even NATO, these actions generate terrible hatred towards us.
Now more unintended consequences and blowback have occurred. Already, the military interventionists in this nation are calling for us to sacrifice more of our liberties. The neocons are fomenting fear to justify even more expenditures on the military. They still claim that the military budget has been slashed, which is a complete lie!
We really need to wake up and look at the facts. Fourteen years of the same reckless foreign policy in the Middle East keeps yielding the same results. It's time to come home.
Thank you very much, and be sure to tune in to tomorrow's Liberty Report!