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Originally posted by Praetorius
reply to post by Southern Guardian
He sould take responsibility for his vote back then none the less.
Uhm...Guardian - how has he not, exactly? He's never denied it and brings it up quite frequently.
Mr. Speaker, I want to thank our ranking member and my
friend for yielding time.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today really with a very heavy heart, one that is
filled with sorrow for the families and the loved ones who were killed
and injured this week. Only the most foolish and the most callous would
not understand the grief that has really gripped our people and
millions across the world.
This unspeakable act on the United States has forced me, however, to
rely on my moral compass, my conscience, and my God for direction.
September 11 changed the world. Our deepest fears now haunt us. Yet I
am convinced that
military action will not prevent further acts of international
terrorism against the United States. This is a very complex and
This resolution will pass, although we all know that the President
can wage a war even without it. However difficult this vote may be,
some of us must urge the use of restraint. Our country is in a state of
mourning. Some of us must say, let us step back for a moment. Let us
just pause for a minute and think through the implications of our
actions today so that this does not spiral out of control.
I have agonized over this vote, but I came to grips with it today and
I came to grips with opposing this resolution during the very painful
yet very beautiful memorial service. As a member of the clergy so
eloquently said, ``As we act, let us not become the evil that we
Yes, he makes excuses about why he voted for it. This isn't taking responsibility in my eyes. He voted to give the president at that time the powers to wage war on enemies in foreign lands responsible for those attacks, individuals he deems as the enemy. How reliable was intelligence back then?
Originally posted by brokedown
In order to “Deny Ignorance”
Let us all understand that
Ron Paul Vote “Nay” on the House Joint Resolution 114, October 10, 2002 which is the Authorization to use Military Force against Iraq.
So, No Ron Paul has Never supported the War in Iraq.
This thread is just a trolling.
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by wardk28
Why do so many RP supporters ignore this inconsistency in his record?
Originally posted by Ben81
This thread should go in the HOAX/Trolling Bin
Ron Paul wanted to find those responsible for 9/11
not invading Irak and Afghanistan
he was from the start against those illegal wars
he wouldnt had so many supporters if he was the same politician has all the others
for once the USA diserve a good REAL president
who is not controlled by a cancer entity in the congress
zionist is that canceredit on 1/13/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)
There was no realistic way in which Paul could have gotten the resolution amended so that it gives exactly those powers to the President that he was willing to, but not more. So the only choices he had were to vote for or against it. Voting against it in the charged atmosphere after 9/11, was impossible. So he voted for it.
Nobody would have listened to any explanations he would be willing to give for voting 'No' on it.
The most logical thing would have been for him to abstain from voting on it.
Kind of like how he votes against spending...but he makes sure to put in as many earmarks as he can to get that money.
Originally posted by vkturbo
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
He voted to go to Afghanistan and that was it because sourse said Bin Laden was there then it went to Iraq there are plenty of places to go to that will show you this.