The Honorable Ron Paul on WikiLeaks and Korea
"At its core, the WikiLeaks controversy serves as a diversion from the real issue of what our foreign policy should be," says Congressman Ron Paul, observing that "the mainstream media, along with neoconservatives from both political parties, insists on asking the wrong question" — Focus on the Policy, Not WikiLeaks. "Too often 'official, government lies have provided justification for endless, illegal wars and hundreds of thousands of resulting deaths and casualties," he notes, continuing:
- Take the recent hostilities in Korea as only one example. More than 50 years after the end of the Korean War, American taxpayers continue to spend billions for the U.S. military to defend a modern and wealthy South Korea. The continued presence of the U.S. military places American lives between the two factions. The U.S. presence only serves to prolong the conflict, further drain our empty treasury, and place our military at risk.