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Night next round of questions is on foreign policy and we'll begin with congressman Paul.
In a recent interview congressman Paul with the good morning radio station.
You said you were against the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.
You said the US operation that took out the terrorists responsible for killing 3000 people on American soil.
Quote showed no respect for the rule of law international law.
So to be clear.
You believe international law should have constrained us from tracking down and killing the man responsible for the most brazen attack on the US since Pearl Harbor.
Obviously -- and that's what I did not say that.
What idea that a fact after 9/11 I voted for the authority to go after him.
And behind my frustration wise -- -- leading laughter.
If at least ten years we had him trapped at Tora Bora and I thought we -- trapped in there.
I even introduced another resolution on the principal market reprisals to keep our eye on the target -- getting involved in nation building.
But then you really -- no respect for international law.
Was the question about the -- used -- the -- where you know I can't say I'm his colleague was it was in in Pakistan and and we communicated you know with the government -- -- and they turned them over.
And what we what I suggested there was fitted we have no respect for the sovereignty -- -- other nations.
That it will lead to disruption of that nation here we have a nation.
That were bombing constantly trying to kill people that we consider our enemies at the same time we're giving the government of Pakistan.
Billions of dollars now there's a civil war going on the people are mad at us to get the government is getting they're getting money from us.
And I think it's a deeply flawed policy.
And but to not go after him.
And -- I voted for the authority obviously I think it was proper.
I it but once they waited ten years.
I don't see any reason why they they couldn't have.
-- done -- like they did after Khalid Sheikh.
Hamas -- moment and that it that would have been a more proper way.
No it if somebody has that if somebody in this country say a Chinese -- comes over here.
We wouldn't endorse the idea -- they can come over here and bomb us and do whatever I just trying to suggest that.
Respect for other nations sovereignty -- look at the chaos in Pakistan now we're -- war in Pakistan's.
But to say that I didn't want him you don't know about I -- voted -- under any testing I'm just suggesting.
That there are processes that if you can follow on the you should do it there's proper procedures.
Rather than digging bigger holes for ourselves that's what we have been doing in in the Middle East.
Congressman bigger and bigger holes for ourselves it is so hard for us to get ourselves up -- them.
That's -- -- and we have a long way to go we are still in Iraq and that's getting worse.
And we are not leaving Afghanistan and the American people are sick and haven't.
80% of the American people want us out of there I'm just suggesting that we worked within the rule of law.
Like only going to war when you declare the war then we have -- I guess US intelligence officials say they have documents recovered in that compound in about a -- That showed that al-Qaeda was planning other attacks perhaps bigger than 9/11.
I ask you in our debate in Sioux City on the topic of -- wrong.
About this but on this topic.
GOP nominee Ron Paul.
Would be running far to the left of President Obama on the issue of tracking down and killing terrorists who want to attack the US.
I would I would say that you if you do your best.
And you can't do anything but yes we had the authority we voted for you -- from the congress you do it I just didn't think that day had gone through the process of -- To actually.
You know capture him in -- different way I mean think about Saddam Hussein.
You know we did then we recaptured.
And we tried so I mean the government trying to Nihon got hot was it was a terrible but there's this whole idea that you can't -- fishermen.
Red is -- -- sensible idea that you can't have your people.
-- you -- I think yes the warning didn't just think Adolf Eichmann was captured he was given a -- what's wrong with capturing people why do we try to get some information.
Problem you know where we're accustomed to asking people questions but also go on you know that that's sick.
So I would say that that there aren't different ways without trying to cameras think.
-- for some reason this doesn't mean he's supporting supporting America speaking.
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