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Let's protect our embassies and ambassadors instead of funding regimes and rebels.
Posted by Chris | Permalink
I'm sorry. I can't invest 59 minutes in listening to Rand Paul drone on.
I believe you and I agree on protecting our embassies and consulates. Rand Paul and others of his ilk have been busily cutting funding for such things. So when they conveniently change their tune during a crisis because they think they can score some cheap political points among the uninformed you will have to forgive me if I don't take them very seriously.
These are the same asshats who pander to the morons who think foreign aid is 20 or 30 percent of our federal budget. Rather than a very well spent less than 1% of our federal budget. Money that helps advance our national interests far more efficiently than fighting wars. And often prevents the need to fight wars that cost tens of thousands of casualties and trillions of dollars and often leave us in a poorer strategic position when they are over.
Rand Paul? No thank you.
September 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM
Actually Dan, I would encourage you to listen to it. Much of the speech is talking about how foreign aid has been used to buy dictators and basically support the oppression of their people. This isn't a speech about cutting aid to save the budget. He is making the argument that one of the reasons so many people in these countries hate us is because we used foreign aid to prop up the people that oppressed them. It is quite nuanced.
September 26, 2012 at 06:34 PM
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