Campaign For Liberty
July 29, 2010
Yesterday, Ron Paul spoke on the House floor during debate on a privileged resolution to invoke the War Powers Act and remove our troops from Pakistan.
Dr. Paul highlights how many people thought this administration would shrink our foreign wars. Instead, drone attacks have doubled, civilian casualties are high, we sent $7.5 billion in “aid to Pakistan and instead of spending it on infrastructure, much of the funds went to fund the ISI (Pakistani intelligence service) who it turns out have been funding the Taliban. Rather than declarations of war, Dr. Paul states “we slip into wars by slowly increasing the amount of our involvement.
We pay for these wars with an enormous amount of blood and treasure and we can’t afford to increase either at this point.