Ron Paul should read some of these quotes before forming his opinion on foreign policy.
"I am one of the servants of Allah. We do our duty of fighting for the sake of the religion of Allah. It is also our duty to send a call to all the people of the world to enjoy this great light and to embrace Islam and experience the happiness in Islam. Our primary mission is nothing but the furthering of this religion." - Osama bin Laden
"We are not fighting our Jihad in the name of nationalism, our cause is purer and higher. We fight so that Allah's word becomes the highest." - Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi
“I ask you to step up Jihad against enemies of Allah... Destroy Allah's enemies wherever you have them, wherever your hands reach you may open a front... When there is a total war, there are no more civilian objects or civilian population" - Doku Umarov
"Allah is our objective, the Quran is our Constitution, the Prophet is our leader, Jihad is our way, and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations." - Credo of the Muslim Brotherhood
Democracy is among the menaces we inherited from an alien government. It is part of the system we are fighting against… It is not possible to work within a democracy and establish an Islamic system… If Allah gives us a chance, we will try to bring in the pure concept of an Islamic Caliphate.'' - Hafiz Mohammad Saeed
"Keep on fighting for the application of Islamic law. If this state and nation wants to become great, safe, and at peace then it has to return to Islam one hundred percent without bargaining. If not, then it will be destroyed.” - Abu Bakar Bashir
"And your brothers of the Mujahideen Movement are on their way, going forth in Jihad against the occupiers and disbelievers so that the word of Allah is the highest and there is no more fitnah on earth and the religion is solely for Allah." - A 21-year-old member of al-Shabaab
These quotes don’t represent the plight of people exploited by the West or subjugated by its foreign policy. Instead, it represents the worldview of warmongering individuals who want to impose their beliefs on to the rest of us. It is time we realize that it is not Western foreign policy alone which drives them to commit these acts of terror, but the theological grievances and disputes they have with most secular societies.