During a press conference Monday, liberal advocacy groups CODEPINK and Veterans for Peace condemned President Barack Obama’s lack of diplomacy towards Iran and praised Republican Candidate Ron Paul’s foreign policy positions on the Islamic regime.
“I think Ron Paul has a remarkable position when it comes to U.S. foreign policy, and his call for no war on Iran that something that many of us support,” said CODEPINK founder Medea Benjamin.
“His call for an end of the U.S. empire — that we should be a democracy that lives within our own borders — is something that resonates with a lot of people. A call for an end to what he calls the ‘warfare state’ is something that resonates with many people in the peace community.”
“Ron Paul,” Benjamin added, “has tremendous support among many young people who see that their futures are being frittered away by spending trillions of dollars on unjust wars.”
Videography by Sarah Hofmann