The Arbitrary Dem-Rep Dichotomy in U.S. Politics

Shillum has a post on the possibility and the danger of war on Iran, and within it, there’s a video of a REPUBLICAN Congressman from TEXAS, by the name of Ron Paul, who is seriously criticizing the warmongering approach of the White House and takes a stance on Iran, which I have hardly seen from even the most liberal Democrats! He says,

Our growing naval presence in the region and our harsh rhetoric on Iran are unsettling…yet these developments are almost totally ignored by the congress. Rumors are flying about when, not if, Iran will be bombed by either Israel or the United States, possibly, by nuclear weapons!

Now listen to Hillary Clinton’s talk on Iran, or even Edwards’ or Obama’s and you’ll realize how arbitrary the Dem-Rep division has become in American politics, particularly in the course of the War on Terrorism.

Oh, and here’s an even more interesting statement by this Republican Congressman.

The moral of the story, Mr. Speaker, is this: if you don’t have a nuke, we’ll threaten to attack you. If you do have a nuke, we’ll leave you alone. In fact, we’ll probably subsidize you. What makes us think Iran does not understand this?

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