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2009 Ron Paul 98:1
Mr. PAUL. I would like to just make one more comment as we close the Special Order.
2009 Ron Paul 98:2
I opened my remarks talking about Barbara Tuchmans The March of Folly. We are on the same course. I would say its time to march home. Im not for sending any more troops. It is very clear in my mind that if the job isnt getting done and we dont know what were there for, I would say, you know, its time to come home, because I fear – and its been brought up. Congressman MCGOVERN has brought it up, and everybodys talked about the finances of this because it is known that all great nations, when they spread themselves too thinly around the world, they go bankrupt. And that is essentially whats happened to the Soviet system. They fell apart for economic reasons.
2009 Ron Paul 98:3
So there are trillions of dollars spent in this operation. Were flat-out broke, a $2 trillion increase in the national debt last year, and it just wont continue. So we may not get our debate on the floor. We may not be persuasive enough to change this course, but Ill tell you what, the course will be changed. Lets hope they accept some of our suggestions, because when a Nation crumbles for financial reasons, thats much more dangerous than us taking the tough stance and saying, Its time to come home.
2009 Ron Paul 98:4
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