During a House Foreign Affairs Committee panel, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) breaks down the “pretense of having a debate” in the U.S. as to whether or not the Obama Administration should escalate the occupation of Afghanistan. The congressman addresses: the U.S. financial backing of the Taliban until May 2001; phony fearmongering; U.S. financial incapabilities and lack of responsible prioritizing; the disconnect between the White House, Congress, and the People; war profiteering; the false assumption that ‘9/11 couldn’t have occurred without the Taliban’; ‘what is the motivation for someone to attack’ the U.S.?; occupation; pre-emptive war; and the groupthink mentality pushing the lie that ‘perpetual war creates perpetual peace’ (6:42):

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