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The mind-boggling Ron Paul

“The possibility of a military attack against Iran is now closer to being applied than the application of a diplomatic option,” warned Israeli President Shimon Peres.

National Review magazine noted this, as well as reporting the following:

“The International Atomic Energy Agency, the nuclear watchdog, also happens to be publishing an unprecedented warning that Iran has reached the final stages before fitting nuclear warheads onto missiles. Can it be coincidence that Israel has been practicing long-range air strikes and holding large-scale civil defense exercises simulating the response to all kinds of missile attacks?”

Who will neutralize the threat from Iran before the mullahs finish building nuclear warheads and the ballistic missile systems to deliver them?

“The international community must stop Iran before it’s too late,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned in his United Nations speech last month. “If Iran is not stopped, we will all face the specter of nuclear terrorism, and the Arab Spring could soon become an Iranian winter. The world around Israel is definitely becoming more dangerous.”

“Iran has not abandoned its nuclear program. The opposite is true, it continues full steam ahead,” warned Maj. Gen. Eyal Eisenberg, home-front command chief for the Israel Defense Forces, in a September speech. He warned that the Arab Spring could turn into a “radical Islamic winter” and “this raises the likelihood of an all-out total war, with the possibility of weapons of mass destruction being used.”

The Obama administration is not taking decisive action to neutralize Iran. President Obama’s policy of engagement with the mullahs has morphed into a policy of appeasement, and it has failed.

A bipartisan poll conducted in September by Democrat Pat Caddell and Republican John McLaughlin found that 77 percent of Americans think the Obama administration’s current policy toward stopping Iran’s nuclear program “will fail.” About 63 percent of Americans think Iran is the nation posing the greatest threat to us, ahead of China and North Korea. Remarkably, 63 percent of Americans also approve of pre-emptive military action against Iran if economic sanctions do not stop its nuclear program.

Very fortunately for this nation’s future, none of the GOP presidential candidates agree with President Obama on this issue. Nor do they agree with the absolutely mind-boggling position of their fellow Republican candidate, Ron Paul, who has written the following astounding statements:

“One can understand why (the mullahs) might want to become nuclear-capable, if only to defend themselves and be treated more respectfully,” Paul has written. The congressman opposes economic sanctions on Iran. He opposes pre-emptive strikes on Iran. Indeed, Paul has indicated he does not have a problem with Iran acquiring nuclear weapons because he doesn’t think mullahs in Iran would actually use such weapons against their enemies. What’s more, he has stated that he would not come to Israel’s defense if Iran fired nuclear weapons at the Jewish state.