He does realize the alternative to Mubarak could (and probably will) pose a serious threat to US national security, right?

(USA Today)– On a day of change in Egypt, Republican congressman Ron Paul urged conservatives today to rethink America’s role as a global leader and repeated his call to save U.S. dollars by ending foreign aid.

“Foreign aid is taking money from poor people in rich countries and giving it to rich people in poor countries,” he told thousands of activists gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

The comments from the Texas lawmaker, who is a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2012, came just hours after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down after 30 years in power. Paul charged the U.S. had “propped up” Mubarak, whom he called a “dictator,” and wasted billions helping Egypt.

“Some people want to argue and say we have a moral responsibility to spread America’s goodness around the world,” said Paul, adding that the U.S. should “stay out of the internal affairs of foreign countries when it is none of our business.”

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