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Knightskye
02-07-2012, 12:48 PM
“Some people want to invade or bomb Iran,” he said. “This makes no sense. They may some day have a nuclear weapon. We managed to contain the Soviet Union, which had thousands. They bankrupted themselves,” Paul pauses for effect, “when they were foolish enough to invade Afghanistan!”

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120118/ron-paul-the-spoiler

Did we contain them in a constitutional way? Did Congress declare war on the Soviet Union?

Feeding the Abscess
02-08-2012, 04:33 AM
We contained them in the sense that they didn't use a nuke against us, that's what he's referring to.

Knightskye
02-26-2012, 01:38 PM
We contained them in the sense that they didn't use a nuke against us, that's what he's referring to.

How did we contain them? "Contain" means putting something in a box.

Feeding the Abscess
03-05-2012, 03:43 AM
How did we contain them? "Contain" means putting something in a box.

He frequently mentions Kennedy calling Khrushchev and agreeing to remove missiles from various sites.