Via the Des Moines Register:
Two weeks away from the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul says that U.S. intervention in the Middle East is a main motivation behind terrorist hostilities toward America, and that Islam is not a threat to the nation.I've never looked into Paul's take on whether World War I was justified but the reason the Muslim Brotherhood wants to destroy western civilization has nothing to do with our foreign activities in Muslim lands; it has everything to do with reestablishing the Islamic caliphate known as the Ottoman Empire that the US helped to dismantle after the first World War.
At a campaign stop on Saturday in Winterset, one man asked Paul how terrorist groups would react if the U.S. removed its military presence in Middle Eastern nations, a move the candidate advocates.
“Which enemy are you worried that will attack our national security?” Paul asked.
“If you’re looking for specifics, I’m talking about Islam. Radical Islam,” the man answered.
“I don’t see Islam as our enemy,” Paul said. “I see that motivation is occupation and those who hate us and would like to kill us, they are motivated by our invasion of their land, the support of their dictators that they hate.”
On domestic policy, Ron Paul is Jekyll. On foreign policy, he is Hyde and the Truthers LOVE that 'Hyde side.'