Archive for May, 2007
Way back when, Ron Paul was still against military adventurism…
and he was right then too.
Here is Ron Paul’s press conference from yesterday:
Afterwords he spoke with Jerome Armstrong and David All of Dome Nation:
Reuters has an account of Ron Paul’s press conference at the National Press Club this morning with ex-CIA Bin Laden expert Michael Scheuer:
Longshot Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Thursday gave front-runner Rudy Giuliani a list of foreign-policy books to back up his contention that attacks by Islamic militants are fueled by the U.S. presence in the Middle East.
“I’m giving Mr. Giuliani a reading assignment,” the nine-term Texas congressman said as he stood behind a stack of books that included the report by the commission that examined the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
Giuliani was mayor of New York when Islamic militants slammed two commercial airliners into the World Trade Center, a role that has vaulted him to the front of the Republican presidential pack despite his liberal social positions.
“I don’t think he’s qualified to be president,” Paul said of Giuliani. “If he was to read the book and report back to me and say, ‘I’ve changed my mind,’ I would reconsider.”
Paul advocates a limited U.S. foreign policy, including an end to the war in
Iraq and a reduction in troop levels abroad.
I was hoping we were done with this… but people are still talking about it.
Instead of debating Ron Paul on the issues - such as the role our failed foreign policy played in creating the conditions for 9-11 - some would prefer to attack Paul using guilt by (distant) association and innuendo. And the main attack dog on this issue is Michelle Malkin. So here’s an idea, let’s take a look at Michelle’s writings and see if she is a truther.
Right now he is giving a speech on foreign policy and civil liberties.
View now on C-SPAN.org
A common attack I hear on Ron Paul is that he isn’t really a Republican and shouldn’t be in the debates. (Never mind that he has caucused with the Republicans in Congress during four different decades).
Some say that he is really a Democrat while others claim he should be excluded for being a libertarian.
Those calling Paul a Democrat are just plain ignorant… he’s clearly the most conservative on taxes, spending, the Constitution, limited government and so many other issues. Can you imagine any Democrat wanting to abolish the IRS?
Meanwhile, to those that say that he should be excluded for being too libertarian, I thought maybe this quote from conservative super-star Ronald Reagan will jog their memory:
“I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”
Is Ronald Reagan too libertarian for the Republican party?
Ron Paul on the Brian and the Judge Radio Show:
At Fox News, Radley Balko says Ron Paul has a Point:
Let’s be blunt. Giuliani was either lying, or he hasn’t cracked a book in six years.
The “blowback” theory isn’t some fringe idea common only to crazy Sept. 11 conspiracy theorists. It doesn’t suggest that we “deserved” the Sept. 11 attacks, nor does it suggest we shouldn’t have retaliated against the people who waged them.
What it does say is that actions have consequences.
Reason’s Dave Weigel interviews Ron Paul who debunks the idea that he is a “9/11 Truther”:
The position of the Student Scholars is that 9/11 was executed by the U.S. government. Do you agree or disagree with that?
Paul: I’d say there’s no evidence of that.
The NY Times notices Ron Paul’s mass web support.
On CNN’s Paula Zahn Now, Ron Paul is defended.
Accuracy in Media asks why all the lies about Ron Paul?
Free Market News says: Ron Paul ‘Net Surge… Again