PRESS RELEASE from Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee

For Immediate Release: October 3, 2011

Contact: Kate Schackai

Ron Paul to Launch New Hampshire Veterans for Paul

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- GOP Presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul will stand tonight in Nashua with American veterans from six decades of wars to formally announce the launch of New Hampshire Veterans for Ron Paul.
“We joined the armed services to defend this country, not to occupy other nations and police the world,” said Phil Nazzaro, a Town Councilor from Newmarket and a 10 year veteran of the United States Army.  “Today, our foreign policy is itself a threat to our national security, and as veterans we can’t stand idly by when there is a candidate who understands what it would really take to make America safe.”
New Hampshire Campaign Chair, State Senator, and decorated Air Force veteran Jim Forsythe added, “Ron Paul has taken a lot of flak from people who can’t see the difference between strong national defense and an aggressive, expensive, and endless offensive on foreign soil. I’ll tell you who understands that distinction: an American who wants to defend this country and then go home in peace.”
In twelve terms in Congress, Ron Paul has been a tireless advocate on behalf of veterans and constitutional national defense. In the wake of 9/11, he voted to track and capture Osama bin Laden, and he has repeatedly lobbied for foreign policy to be brought into line with the facts relayed by our own intelligence agencies and economic reports: that foreign occupation creates more enemies than friends; that unconstitutional wars harm America by subverting checks on presidential authority; and that unending war will bankrupt this country.
“We desperately need a new foreign policy direction,” said Congressman Paul today. “One of strong defense, respect for peace, and leadership by example.
“I am humbled by the support I’ve received from our brave service members and veterans,” he continued. “These are Americans who have placed themselves in harm’s way, asking only that we risk their lives to defend this country. Their courage deserves far more respect than it has gotten from a federal government that won’t even declare the wars it asks them to fight.”