I truly disdain that Ron Paul may believe we were the reason we were attacked on September 11 2001. We hear what the news people want us to hear. If he truly believes we provoked those attacks then I hold him accountable for that and it is a hideous mark against him, or any other American for that matter. Those attacks took root before Bush came to office. Carter coddled the thugs and so did Clinton. Does the USS Cole job any memories?
With that being said I think it's wise for our nation to not engage in every conflict that starts. If we truly belong then lets go but lets go full bore with the intentions of letting our great fighting forces win a quick and decisive victory over whatever foe it is. A quick end is a must! We are capable of that if we take the gloves off and it means fewer dead American soldiers.
As far as Ron Paul's foriegn policy goes. I think we should remeber what George Washington told America in his fairwell address to the nation. I quote...
"The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none; or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities. "
Would this policy alarm modern day America? Read it all yourself if you care to. Avalon Project - Washington's Farewell Address 1796
I think the establishment Republicans want Romney. If they can't have him then Newt will do nicely. Any of the others they will tear apart. You just let any of them get close to the top the way Ron Paul has and see what happens. As far as Hannity, Levin or Rush. I listen to them on a regular basis and have for years and they have been dead wrong at times. I can remember the day when Rush scoffed at the idea of a one world order or new world order. Now he embraces it. These people cannot be our only source of input. We have to look back into the past of the candidates and see what they've done, not what they tell us they'll do.