Ron Paul & Rudy Giuliani, Two Republicans With Differing Views On Foreign Policy

By Karen Anderson, WBZ-TV

EXETER, N.H. (CBS) — Congressman Ron Paul and Mayor Rudy Giuliani, both in New Hampshire Friday, highlighted two very different views on foreign policy in the Republican Party.

After kicking off his presidential campaign in Exeter, Dr. Paul took questions to clarify his recent statements on the killing of Osama bin Laden.

“I think it could have been done differently,” he said. He believes that the United States should have worked with Pakistan before launching the raid. “I don’t think there is anything wrong recognizing that when going into a sovereign nation, you talk to them.”

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports.

“That seems like it would be a really silly think to do,” said Mayor Rudy Giuliani. “Ron Paul’s position on national defense and foreign policy is basically wrong. He’s an isolationist… We don’t have the choice to be an isolationist. We’re a part of the world; our economy is dependent on the rest of the world. We have got to work with the rest of the world, and we’ve got to be effective and be a leader in the world. Ron Paul would take us back to the 18th century.”

Paul says the war on terror has brought more harm than good. “I just don’t see the reason we need to flaunt out power like that.”

What does Giuliani think about their differing views? “It shows we’re a broad open minded party, but there were times I’d stand on the stage with Ron Paul and scratch my head and wonder if he is part of the same planet.”

  • p2

    There is no way that I would vote for Rudy. But I voted for Ron Paul in the 2008 Republican Presidential Primary in Massachusetts.

  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    Neocons only want 4 more years of Obama’s protection
    … 84% Reject Official 9 11 Story

  • Ggeorge Washington

    Please, Mr. Paul is not an isolationist. How can you be when American and its people would regularly engage in a Free Market, to contract with whom You like, including other nations.
    If I may, please America
    For all You growing Mr. Ron Paul Supporters, Ron Paul 2012!!!
    For all You Mr. Ron Paul skeptics, Please do some research and draw Your own conclusions. Mr. Paul did not make it 22 years in Congress by being a kook, racists, extreme whatever You want to call him.
    Substantiate Your claims with credible research.
    American to American we are on the same team.
    Ron Paul 2012

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