Dr. Paul has been right all along. Only Economic hardship will wake the American people up, and we have a lot more to go.
US congressman Ron Paul says US military interventions around the world show that American politicians are in pursuit of a "world empire".
US statesmen from both sides of the aisle "are all interventionists, they all believe in the world empire," said the outspoken Republican congressman in an interview with Russia Today.
Paul made the remarks when asked about President Barack Obama's decision to assign 17,000 American troops to Afghanistan contingents.
The Texas congressman called Obama's decision an "outrage", saying the US has suffered "the most because we're paying for our foreign intervention overseas."
"But foreign policies don't change; it doesn't change with Democrats or Republicans," Paul said.
Afghanistan has been the scene of daily violence since the 2001 invasion of US-led forces who have been seeking to to capture al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and 'defeat' terrorism by removing the Taliban regime.
President Obama has vowed to change the direction of the 'war on terror' by lowering US military presence in Iraq and focusing on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The president says the surge in Afghanistan is "necessary to stabilize a deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, which has not received the strategic attention, direction and resources it urgently requires."
According to White House officials, further decisions on sending more troops to Afghanistan will come after the administration completes a broader review of its policy in the war-torn country.