Thankfully, presidential-hopeful Ron Paul is in no way a viable candidate- straw polls be damned- because if this country wasn't in trouble already, we'd take a further nose dive under his leadership. Paul is a naive fool at best when it comes to foreign policy. His latest comments regarding Iran categorically prove that he is totally clueless, and would be a monumental disaster for the U.S.
Most everyone in the world knows that Iran is in no way trustworthy, and that their nuclear ambitions are not as innocent as they would have us believe. In fact, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, is set to publish a report claiming that the Iranians worked diligently and secretly (thanks to Russians, North Koreans and Pakistanis!) on gathering all the information needed to build nuclear weapons. Apparently they now have pretty much all they need, and with a mere 6 months to enrich uranium they would be good to go. They are not saying that Iran has plans to do that, but the possibility of a nuclear Iran should strike fear in everyone. But not Ron Paul. No, Paul believes that the Iranian nuclear issue has been "blown out of proportion", and seems to think that "offering friendship to them" is a far better deterrent to their nuclear goals than sanctions. At least that's what he told Fox News Sunday. Well, I have news for Mr. Paul. It won't work. They have no desire to befriend "the great satan". They despise us and everything we stand for.
Ron Paul isn't going to change the Islamist mindset, and he's a major fool to think he can.