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America should have listened to Ron Paul

July 9, 2014 at 2:09 a.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

Did anyone read the syndicated column in the Victoria Advocate on June 24 by former Congressman Ron Paul? It was titled "Haven't we done enough damage in Iraq?"

He spoke before House members in 2002, urging the U.S. to not invade Iraq. There was no credible evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and it did not harbor al-Qaida terrorists. In fact, Saddam Hussein was an enemy of al-Qaida.

So, we made two big mistakes under Bush's leadership: First was to invade Iraq, and second was to get rid of Hussein. There has been turmoil in Iraq ever since, and it's even worse right now. It was a tremendous loss of troops, money and equipment for no reason.

If more people had listened to Ron Paul in the past, this country would not be in the dire situation it is in today.

He has warned many times about the danger of foreign intervention.

We seem to have learned nothing from the boondoggle in Vietnam and its tremendous cost.

Why do we try to force our liberal and corrupt government on other countries when our own country has gone socialist and is about to fall?

Vote conservative in November 2014 and November 2016 if we want to save the U.S. from the brink of disaster.

Garland Ray Kolle, Victoria

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