Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul released a video through his Revolution Political Action Committee that imagines a scenario where Texas is invaded by a foreign power, drawing lines to America's foreign policy.
Paul is not one to mince words when it comes to his criticism of United States foreign policy and what Paul sees as the nation's militaristic adventures around the world.
With American troops now having come home from Iraq and with additional saber rattling occurring with Iran, Paul's Revolution PAC released a video that imagined a foreign invasion of Paul's home state of Texas and drew parallels to American foreign policy by outlining how the average American citizen might respond to such an invasion.
"Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian," the voice-over in the video began.
The nearly three-minute video continues, detailing a scenario of an outrageous military presence in the heart of Texas and uses many of the excuses and explanations employed by the U.S. government currently in outlining its reasons to American citizens and to foreign governments and citizens for housing American military bases in foreign lands.
Paul's biting criticism of U.S. foreign policy has drawn the attention of his Republican peers and of other Republican candidates who have publicly derided Paul's positions as "dangerous," as Republican presidential contender Michelle Bachmann labeled them, according to a CBS News report published on Wednesday.
An ex-aide to Paul described Paul's foreign policy as "sheer lunacy," as The Atlantic reported on Wednesday.
Paul's competitors may also be feeling the heat, as the Libertarian-leaning candidate is currently leading in the strategically important Iowa Republican caucus. With Paul in the lead, he has become a GOP punching bag, as Fox News described it on Thursday.
However, the Iowa caucus remains just days away, and an average of all leading polls by Real Clear Politics keeps Paul on top of the contest in Iowa.