- The Washington Times - Monday, September 12, 2011

Ron Paul’s first-place finish in the NBC poll following the second Republican presidential hopefuls debate is disconcerting. The Iranian government is a messianic regime out to slaughter innocents in America. Iran and Islamists all over the world are determined to destroy civilization. Under a Ron Paul presidency, all of them would be left unchecked, free to pursue the weaponry they want.

I hope Americans realize that the virtues that may be found in Mr. Paul’s economic policy are vastly outweighed by the suicidal nature of his U.S foreign policy.

JOSHUA LIPANA

Manila