At the 19th Arab League Summit
In his December 7, 2005 speech – The Blame Game – before the US House of Representatives, Ron Paul said:
The Arab League needs to assume a lot more responsibility for the mess that our invasion [of Iraq] has caused. We need to get out of the way and let them solve their own problems.
The Arab League consists of 22 member states, including Palestine.
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
How many of these are democratic? Which of these respect the rights of their own citizens?
Which of these would you trust to get anything politically just or moral done?
How many of these states have been involved in terrorism?
How many are wracked with anti-Israeli, anti-American, anti-Western Islamists, Jihadists, and sundry militants?
Now put them all together and let them nut out a collective, cooperative solution to Iraq. Or anything else for that matter. I mean one that doesn’t include plans to destroy Israel, enslave the Infidels, and expand their own borders.
And if the Arab League really is the key to solving the Iraq problem, I note that it was conceived of foreign interventionism, beginning life as a British idea and has been acutely shaped by various American and European influences over the years.
Ron Paul says the USA should “get out of the way.” Does he mean the Iraqis would do just fine without American assistance? That America is an obstacle to Iraqi progress? That the Iraqis really want America to leave?
I don’t think this accords with reality.