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-- now that the latest polls show Ron Paul has a good chance of winning Iowa and his Republican rivals are spending more time playing out Paul's record.
Especially when it comes to national security and foreign policy Jenn Cutter.
Is an advisor to the Paul campaign -- -- conservative commentator he writes.
A column for the Charleston city Paper in South Carolina objected to see you.
Get an -- well of course you know when you're on top all people are gunning for you and what are the things that.
With congress and calls as.
Critics are or are claiming that he has really weak foreign policy.
Issues at a very almost dangerous take on how to handle those situations Wendell Goler just reported as you know there is a tenuous situation happening.
Right now with the run we're -- -- Coveted shot is basically.
Strangle -- Strait of Hormuz basically blocking the passage way to 20% of the world's oil -- to be saying look Washington you put more.
Sanctions and on our oil oil production or -- Oil exports -- should say and this is what's gonna happen so I ask you if congress and Paul were president today how would -- handle that.
Well have congressman -- where president Paul we have the strongest national defense in the world a nation like I Iran would be no threat to the United States because we would remain the world's most powerful.
Military superpower in the world.
Now a lot of people like you point out okay how we do -- questions about -- how would you remain the most powerful military force in the world when I know that comes in Paul what are the things that he says that you need to Reagan.
Well that's exactly right what congressman Paul points out is that we need to cut spending in this country who turned around the economy the difference between hall in the other Republican presidential candidates.
He does as you just noted addresses pentagon spending.
His budget his plan OK first UK because there one trillion dollars this isn't the concert -- of one trillion dollars doesn't present has -- -- a lot.
We've heard right and that's not what I asked you specifically wanted to ask you about this story that's in the news today and you're here as -- surrogate for the congressman -- -- -- -- specifically seeing that his critics are saying that he's -- And perhaps dangerous on foreign -- right -- I know how you would handle this tenuous situation that's taking place right now.
What any any potential threat that I -- and actually opposed to the United States our interest in that region would be met the question we're asking -- framed the question correctly.
Our our injuries at risk and that's the question we don't ask often enough that's what we did -- going into the I Iraq War and that's where people are not.
So little reacting now there and I'll read -- -- I -- you might overreact to right now is not our interest at risk the question -- as you know on the right side is right now it's showing in flexing his muscle as he always does.
Congressman Paul is on record saying that so what if Iran has nukes this guy is dangerous and that is part of what his critics are saying that he needs to be more.
Have a better.
More realistic attitude and approach to handling Iraq.
Walk and that's what I'm saying is that what the way your frame the question of some of the other Republican candidates and even this president.
To what degree -- Iran dangerous to what -- his apartment in a -- a danger to the United States these -- the questions we do not -- often enough -- you know you're civil -- -- -- -- -- -- military superpower in the Soviet Union with thousands of nuclear weapons pointed -- us in our backyard in Cuba is -- -- that sort of threat no not at all that's what -- president late president -- tell you would handle it.
That's what congressman Paul is saying we need to measure these things and have a sober realistic.
More prudent foreign policy that we've had in the past not only because it's better for America's national security but we can't afford to keep doing what we're doing.
Okay well with -- budget we would still have the largest military in the world for the times larger.
Of the I don't know tell -- -- when all the going to now make five you change all that points that your -- right apparently they're they're resonating there Iowa but they're resonating with the young voters that independent voters.
And then the democratic voter so I asked you how do you maintain the momentum that you have they're going at Iowa and perhaps because congressman Paul is a different candidate who doesn't think like the typical.
Hope he doesn't have doesn't maintain -- it could be a specific or traditional Republican position.
How does he maintain.
But the momentum -- yelling out beyond Iowa and perhaps into the is different maybe this works in his favor I don't know you tell -- That's.
-- you that's where you really hit upon something wrong -- been saying the same thing for decades why are we doing so well in Iowa why are we doing so well in New Hampshire because we've been doing the same thing.
The same candidate Ron Paul that so many said.
Couldn't get above 10% is now well above that the front runner and that's true across the board what's going to be your game plan to keep doing what we've always been doing.
Honesty sells the Republican grassroots the voters out there.
Recognize integrity somebody who has a record to back it up you know watching guys like Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney argue over who's the bigger conservative or better conservative.
The sort of like watching the two guys a Milli Vanilli argue over who's a better singer voice does not hold water -- -- -- I haven't it's -- the conservatives I do have to leave -- -- -- -- Milli -- -- Jack Carter thank you very much for us is sticking in with the discussion thank you very much.
Good to be with you thank you.
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