Thursday, January 17, 2013

Rand Paul is Giving a Foreign Policy Address - Feb. 6

Note the venue: The Heritage Foundation.

The Heritage Foundation is a very hawkish organization and friend of the military-industrial complex. From one of their position papers:
The Obama Administration is apparently considering further reductions of U.S. nuclear forces based on the misguided notion that the world is safer when America adopts a nuclear deterrence posture based on a minimal level of effectiveness. In contrast, a sound targeting policy consistent with a “protect and defend” strategy for the U.S. and its allies and friends indicates that the U.S. should maintain approximately 2,700 to 3,000 operationally deployed warheads and be flexible enough to permit continuous updates. These numbers also assume that the U.S. will modernize its delivery systems and upgrade its command and control structure to meet counterforce targeting requirements. Increasing and maintaining the U.S. military’s asymmetric advantage will protect the ability of the U.S. to shape events, rather than be controlled by the wills of other nations.
Steve Forbes is a member of the Board of Trustees and Margaret Thatcher is listed as a Patron of the foundation.

It gets worse.

Ed Meese holds the Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy at the foundation.

Also of note: Jim DeMint is leaving his position in the Senate to become the president of Heritage.


  1. Well, at least he's giving the apologists a couple of weeks to come up with excuses.

  2. Bob, speaking of Steve Forbes, I remember several months ago when I had noted to Jeffrey Tucker on FB that Forbes was curiously a founding member of PNAC as listed on their site. And I wanted to make that known to Tucker who was praising Forbes as a "limited government" (whatever that means right?) guy.

    Tucker sure did bark at me for being "divisive," noting that such a position shouldn't withdraw him from being accepted into the liberty movement. Thought you'd like the gossip.