I pretty much agree with everything he says. We have bankrupted ourselves with these wars that were never legal, we have lost so many of our young men and women and for what? Nothing. The intent was good and I do believe we caught the man responsible and killed him so why are we still in Afghanistan? Why did we ever jump into Iraq?? Oh yes, Bush wanted to finish what his daddy didn't. My bad! We should have left these places a long time ago. Our men were never allowed to fully defend themselves anyway. I have had it up to my eyeballs watching our men and women fighting a ghost. I am sick of war. We need to stop all of the Goddamned wars, bring our families home and try a different approach to getting the things we want or need from other countries. And if we are ever attacked again, we should go in, fight the fight, FINISH the fight and get back home. Go in, fight it and end it!! Don't drag it on for 10 years and waste precious blood and treasure for something out government thinks is "the right thing to do". "For the greater good" , of course. I remember being a kid not understanding why everyone has to fight all the time. There's too much fighting. I know this is just so corny to say but damn, can't we give peace a chance? RP brought up a good point about Cuba - we ended that standoff by simply communicating with them. Both the US and Cuba ended up backing off the nukes and leaving each other alone. They were smart back then - neither country wanted a nuclear holocaust. Today, the government is beating on those war drums once again, this time in Iran's direction. Lord have mercy! I want to know from y'all if anyone really thinks Iran is going to nuke Israel. Knowing that Isreal has 300 nukes and will no doubt strike them right back if Iran launches and also knowing that trading nukes will annihilate everyone, not just the enemy. Are they really that stupid? I just don't think they are. Sorry. LOL. I used to think so because I was listening to the media and the government hype about it. Now, I'm not so sure.
Not only do we lose lives, we lose our money in war. The wars we are in now cost us 780 BILLION dollars a year - A YEAR! Someone at the rally said that's the entire military budge of all the countries in the world combined. Enough to make me faint! Again, for what? Why are we fighting if the guy we were after is dead? Isn't that mission accomplished? Shouldn't we be pulling back so we can save a trillion dollars a year? They don't want us there anyway! GTFO!
Lastly, Ron Paul hits the nail on the head when he begins talking about entitlement mentality and what it does to a person and he's absolutely right: "When people get dependent on government, they lose their self worth". He's right. They become helpless and depressed and don't see much reason for anything because they are not doing anything with themselves.