FreedomFest 2007 The BIG Debate 4of7 Doug Casey





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Uploaded on Aug 25, 2007

The BIG Debate: U.S. Foreign Policy and the War in Iraq

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_eA1N...
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ze98w...
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaXOTp...
Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC-Zxz...
Part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IOZgX...
Part 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BqTrh...
Part 7 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2rKQ6...

Libertarians Ron Paul & Doug Casey vs. Conservatives Larry Abraham & Dinesh D'Souza

A summary of Doug Casey's comments:

* The US attacked a backward, primitive country that did nothing to it and which used to be a bosom ally of the corrupt U.S. government.
* If a Muslim army had attacked the US, I would hope every American would be out there every night trying to kill a Muslim soldier just like they're out there trying to kill an American soldier
* The arguments of the neo-conservatives are complete rhetoric and sophistry.
* The war is counter-productive. It can have no benefits. It will destroy American freedom.
* When the next 911 occurs, the US government will lock down the country into a police state. That will destroy American freedom and bankrupt the US government.
* Should we invade Iraq to defend America? No, continuing now by taking the war to Iran will start WW3
* Who's the enemy? We brought freedom to Germany and Japan? Ridiculous! Those were modern industrialized nations which had a government to fight. In this case it's a guerilla war.
* The real enemy is not backward Muslims, it's the US government. The Muslims are just misguided human beings who are attacking us because we attacked them.
* Should we give them democracy? No. Democracy is nothing more than mob rule dressed up in a sport coat.
* What should we have done about 9-11? Should we have attacked Beijing because the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor (which is exactly what attacking Iraq is)? No. It was a criminal act not a cause for war.
* We can't win a guerilla war. If we go into Iran, the average Iranian who currently is very sympathetic to the U.S. and anti his government will turn anti-American. And then we'll really whack the hornets nest.
* Three actions to take to solve this problem: Withdraw all U.S. troops from the 100+ countries they are stationed in. Stop meddling in foreign governments and stop giving foreign aid to Israel and Egypt, etc. Apologize for doing these awful things.
* If we take these actions, the Muslim people will stand down and go back to their natural evolution and development.

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