Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A note for Ron Paul supporters: You have no "middle ground" with Mitt Romney

One of Dr. Paul's clarion calls has been to stop military interventionism around the world.

We already knew that President Obama has rarely discovered a potential war he didn't like.  Having "doubled down" in Afghanistan; promoted an illicit drone war into Pakistan; backed Islamic radical factions in Somalia and Egypt; committed our money and our warplanes to Libya; sent special forces troops to Uganda; taking the first casualties in Yemen, and threatening to intervene in Syria, we know exactly who he is.

Governor Romney, who ironically criticizes President Obama for being "soft" on foreign policy, has named George W. Bush's former UN Ambassador John Bolton as one of his senior advisers on the campaign.  Speaking in Dusquene a couple days ago, Bolton revealed exactly why a Romney nomination is something no Ron Paul supporter should be able to accept:

John Bolton--Mitt Romney's likely
pick for Secretary of State wants
war with Iran and a cup of coffee
about this big.

Bolton said upcoming negotiations over Iran's nuclear program aren't likely to do any good. The talks scheduled to begin on Wednesday in Baghdad will include Iran, and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council -- the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China -- plus Germany.
Bolton told the Tribune-Review on Monday that he would prefer going to war with Iran, which he considers the only way to prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. If Iran gets nuclear weapons even though the past two American presidents vowed to prevent it, anti-American groups in the region will see it as the United States being "either unable or unwilling to stop it."
Bolton, a foreign policy advisor to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, criticized President Obama for withdrawing combat troops from Iraq at the end of 2011, though the withdrawal timeline was negotiated with the Iraqi government in 2008, and agreed to by Bolton's former boss, President George W. Bush.
That's the man who will very likely become Secretary of State under a President Romney.

There is no middle ground.  If you are a Ron Paul supporter, and the Doctor doesn't somehow win out in Tampa, then remember that the only real option you've got is Governor Gary Johnson on the Libertarian Party ticket.

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