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Ron Paul: 'No' Vote on Syria a 'Victory for Liberty'

Tuesday, 03 Sep 2013 05:08 PM

By Greg Richter

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As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hears testimony on why the United States should launch a limited attack on Syria, former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, expressed his hope that Congress says no.

If President Barack Obama fails to convince Congress to support his plan, Pauls tells Fox News Channel it will be "the beginning of the end, and fortunately so, for the American empire because we can't afford it any longer."

Paul told "Your World" host Neil Cavuto he senses a "sea change" in American attitudes toward interventionism. A "no" vote, he said, "would be a great victory for the cause of liberty and peace."

Paul has long been dovish toward American involvement in other parts of the world. He blamed U.S. interventionism for the Benghazi attacks in 2012 that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

He reiterated that point to Cavuto, pointing out the competing factions, some backed by terrorist groups, fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

"It's really easy to be a non-interventionist," Paul said, "because we don't have to have this all-knowing wisdom to sort out three groups of rebels and exactly how noble or ignoble Assad is."


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