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Friday, December 09, 2011

Ron Paul: “Bush Administration Gleeful After 9/11 Attacks”

You’ve gotta love this guy.  He blurts out exactly what he’s thinking, fuck what anybody thinks.  Ron Paul is by far the most outspoken presidential candidate since Barry Goldwater; maybe even more so.  Goldwater got trounced in 1964, and Ron Paul doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in Hell of ever making it to the White House either.

If you want to get elected president, you have to kiss ass.  Pander.  You have to flipflop on your positions and constantly “clarify” your earlier statements because somebody somewhere got offended.

Homey don’t play that.

Teabaggers pretend to be Libertarians, and at the same time they hate Ron Paul because he’s a Libertarian.  (It’s a wingtard thing.)  Yesterday he gave a speech at the Iowa State campus in Ames:

“Think of what happened after 9/11, the minute before there was any assessment, there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq, and so the war drums beat.  That’s exactly what they’re doing now with Iran.”

Referring to warmongering chickenhawks, Paul said:

“I think extremists have taken over.  They’re the ones that run the foreign policy and that convinced us as a country to go along with all these wars.”

This past September 12th, Ron Paul got booed by a gang of teatards when he said:

“Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda have been explicit, and they wrote and said that we attacked because you had bases on our holy lands in Saudi Arabia, you do not give Palestinians a fair treatment.  I didn’t say that, I’m just trying to get you to understand what the motive was behind the bombings…America is you and I. We didn’t cause it. The average American didn’t cause it.  But if you have a flawed policy, it may influence it.”

You go Ron.

I could never vote for a Libertarian, but it sure is refreshing to have a presidential candidate who blurts out exactly what he’s thinking.  No wonder the media ignores him.

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Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Likewise, I'll blurt out that if the Iranians are building nukes, and they probably are, it might have something to do with several things you never hear mentioned in this context.

1. Israel has nukes. That would be the country that bombed hell out of Iran's nuclear development in the 1980's — something the Iranians never did to Israel.
2. U.S. military forces invaded two neighboring countries, toppling their regimes and occupying them for a decade and counting. And a U.S. fleet remains on station off Iran's coast at all times.
3. In the 1980's, the U.S. supplied Iraq with arms, munitions and intel when Iran was at war with Iraq.
4. In the 1950's, the U.S. caused a rebellion and coup that cost Iran's democratically elected head of government his life and left the Iranians to live for decades under the iron-fisted rule of Shah Reza Palavi, whom they hated.

So, is it just possible the Iranians feel they need nukes as a deterrent against attack or invasion?

I don't know for sure that deterrence is all that's on their mind. But given the history it's a reasonable question.

December 10, 2011 at 1:10 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Bush and Cheney are gone, but neocons are still all over our government. Between those hotheads and the fact that AIPAC has more representation in the House and Senate than any two dozen states, we are always going to have one itchy finger on the trigger to disaster.

December 10, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Actually SW it was Iraq that Israel bombed but that's not a great concern at this point. The real issue will be how long this war profiteering machine can keep rolling with budget cuts looming. You can only kick a can down the road for so long.

December 10, 2011 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Those are 4 reasons for Iran to want nuclear weapons. Imagine America's reaction if the Iranian Navy had ships hovering along our coasts.

Dave: You're right, the neocons are still a powerful force in our government. They're a bit quieter than they were 4 years ago, but no less powerful.

Demeur: Unfortunately, the Right always manages to find a few extra trillion for the next war, even while our roads and bridges are collapsing because there's no money to maintain them.

December 10, 2011 at 1:59 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Thanks for the correction, Demeur. Iraq it was.

December 12, 2011 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I hate to disappoint you but there are alot of Ron Paul supporters in the Tea Party. But I wouldn't expect you to hear that from MSNBC.

December 12, 2011 at 9:13 AM  

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