I think aid is all worthless. It doesn’t do any good to most of the people. You end up taking money from poor people in this country and it goes to rich people in other countries, gets used for weapons of war… the biggest threat to our country is our financial situation, and this is aggravating it.Ron Paul, answering a question initially posed to Herman Cain: whether he felt we could afford to continue foreign aid to Africa for things like AIDS, malaria, and the like. Worth noting: foreign aid presently makes up about 1% of the U.S. federal budget.
We need to sanction the Iranian Central Bank… that will shut down that economy, and at that point in time they’ll truly have to deal with the United States.Rick Perry, calling for aggressive sanctions against Iran and decrying the Obama administration for failing to act as such.
I agree with Ron Paul. We are not fighting a war on terrorism. Terrorism is a tactic. We are fighting a war with radical Islam.Rick Santorum, milking the surprise of declaring he agreed with Paul, with whom he’s clashed contentiously in past debates. To be fair, though, everything he said subsequently (decrying the Obama administration for wanting to set a withdrawal timetable in Afghanistan, for example) could in no way be called “agreeing with Ron Paul.”
We haven’t done a good job defining our end goal in Afghanistan… we need a force on the ground more akin to ten to fifteen thousand.Jon Huntsman calling for a more rapid drawdown of forces in Afghanistan, which Mitt Romney called “cut-and-run.” Huntsman hit back, challenging Romney’s deference to “commanders on the ground,” saying “at the end of the day, the President is the Commander-In-Chief.”
No Blitz, that’s oversimplifying here… I’m sorry Blitz, i meant Wolf. Since we’re on a blitz debate- I apologize, Wolf.
Herman Cain, referring to moderator Wolf Blitzer as “Blitz.” Blitzer’s response, calling him simply “Cain,” didn’t really work as well. One syllable name, that.
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