PAUL: Try to visualize how we would react if they did that to us, if a country, say China, came that great distance across the ocean, and they say, “We want you to live like us. We want you to have our economic system. We want bases on your land. We want to protect our oil.”
Even if we do that with good intentions — even if the Chinese did that with good intentions, we would all be together and we’d be furious.
PAUL: We, in foreign policy, ought to have a golden rule. We ought to treat others as we would want others to treat us. And we don’t treat others so fairly. We treat them like we’re the bully, that we’re the policeman of the world, and we’re going to tell them to behave.