As Tuesday night’s GOP presidential debate turned to the topic of foreign policy, Ron Paul said he would cut “all foreign aid.” When asked if such cuts would also apply to Israel, Paul said, “I would cut all foreign aid. I would treat everybody equally.”
“That foreign aid makes Israel dependent on us…They should have their sovereignty back,” Paul reasoned.
“To cut military spending is a wise thing to do. We would be safer if we weren’t in so many places…We have an empire. We can’t afford it,” Paul asserted.
Rick Santorum disagreed, however, stating, “I would absolutely not cut one penny out of military spending…The only thing that the federal government can do that no other level of government can do is protect us.”
Michele Bachmann also blasted Paul’s comment, stating, ”We should not be cutting foreign aid to Israel…Israel is our greatest ally.”