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House Proceeding 03-04-09 on Mar 4th, 2009 :: 0:27:15 to 0:31:25
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Ron Paul

0:27:12 to 0:27:32( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: find some other whipping boy. we've had enough, we're no going to take it anymore. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back her time. the gentleman from virginia, mr. wolf, is recognized. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas -- >> i ask unanimous consent that i use his five minutes. the speaker pro tempore:

Ron Paul

0:27:15 to 0:31:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Ron Paul

0:27:33 to 0:27:53( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: without objection. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker. -- mr. speaker, the end of the war is not near. i might ask, are the troops coming home from iraq as promised? not quite. 16 months is too quick so the plan now is to do it in 34 months.

Ron Paul

0:27:54 to 0:28:14( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: the administration claims all the troops will be out of iraq by the end of 2011. sure they will. we're told that 50,000 u.s. troops will still be in iraq in august of 2010, and we're supposedo cheer. we're told that they won't be combat troops, we're to believe

Ron Paul

0:28:15 to 0:28:36( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: that means they won't be exposed to any danger. if they are noncombat troop, does that mean they are bureaucrats, policemen, teachers, or soldiers without weapons? this will hardly satisfy the iraqis who resent any foreign troops at all in their country. a u.s. puppet govnment

Ron Paul

0:28:37 to 0:28:59( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: protected by 50,000 american soldiers is not the road to peace. will the iranian-friendly shia majority not be motivated to take advantage of the instability we have created? will the 100,000 sunni militants we arm and subsidize continue to obey our wishes?

Ron Paul

0:29:00 to 0:29:21( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: it sounds to me like a powder degree exists with the indecisiveness of our iraqi policy. there's no intention to close the mill that now exist. the world's biggest embassy will remain in baghdad and incite continued resentment toward the american occupation. our soldiers will remain easy

Ron Paul

0:29:22 to 0:29:42( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: targets of the rightfully angry nationalists. our presence will serve as an incentive for al qaeda to grow in numbers and motivate more suicide bombers. an indefinite presence, whether in iraq, afghanistan, or pakistan, will continue to drain our financial resources,

Ron Paul

0:29:43 to 0:30:04( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: undermine our national defense, demoralize our military, and exacerbate our financial cris. all this will be welcomed by osama bin laden, just as he pland it. it actually is more than he hoped for. more likely, the outcome will be that greater than 50,000 americans will be in iraq in

Ron Paul

0:30:05 to 0:30:28( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: august of 2010, especially when the contractors are counted. violence will accelerate. we will be an occupiert the end of 2011, and we will remain a pariah in the middle east. the war in afghanistan and pakistan will be much bigger.

Ron Paul

0:30:29 to 0:30:50( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: unless -- unless -- the dollar follows the path of the dollar-based world financial system and collapses into runaway inflation. in this case, the laws of economics and the realities of history will prove superior to the madness of maintaing a world empire financed by scraps of paper.

Ron Paul

0:30:51 to 0:31:11( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: our military prowess, backed by a nuclear arsenal, will not suffice in overcoming the tragedy of a currency crisis. soviet nukes did not preserve its empire or the communist economy. this crisis demands that we quickly come to our senses and reject the foreign policy of

Ron Paul

0:31:12 to 0:31:25( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: interventionism. neither credit coming from a federal reserve computer nor dollars from a printing press can bail us out of this mess. only the rule of law, commodity

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