Thursday, May 17, 2007

Ron Paul Was Right, Updated!

Ruuuudeeee!!!!, now running scared rather than running for a nomination, decided to revert to his nature (he IS a lawyer); responding to Ron Paul's remarks on the causes of 9/11, he went for the throat.

Of course, Paul was right, and Ruuuuudeeee!!! looked better. But when you are running scared, "looking better" is better, right? To Hell with principles, or the truth.

In fact, if Ron Paul was "blaming the victim" as Mayor Giuliani indignantly implied, then he is in the company of such notorious America-haters as the current President of the United States, the former Assistant Secretary of Defense, the editorial boards of the Weekly Standard and Wall Street Journal, and many, many conservative pundits and intellectuals.

..."Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe -- because in the long run, stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty. As long as the Middle East remains a place where freedom does not flourish, it will remain a place of stagnation, resentment, and violence ready for export."

Or so said George W. Bush.

An interesting factoid (not disclosed by RRRRRRRRUUUUUUUUUDEEEEE!!!)

Turns out that Giuliani's PR firm not only got a lot of money from News Corp, but also represents the government of Saudi Arabia.

...seems odd that a man who got paid to help improve the image of the country that produced 16 of the 19 September 11 hijackers, and that continues to fund, foster, and protect hateful anti-west, anti-liberal propaganda within its borders, would have the gall to lecture Ron Paul about his war on terror bona fides. Someone needs to ask Giuliani about his representation of the Saudi government in the next debate.

Of course, Saudi Arabia's Wahabbist (read: hard-line-Muslim) majority may have something to do with funding other anti-US groups, who operate globally AND within the USA.

Rudy, abortion may NOT be your biggest problem.


steveegg said...

Actually, that quote makes Ron Paul wrong because his "solution" is to turn into Fortress America and allow the rest of the world, especially the Middle East, to fester their hatred of freedom unthreatened by American action. Being Fortress America may or may not have worked back in the 19th Century when the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans served to (more or less) protect us, and, other than a few pirates on the North African coast who had the barest knowledge of some place not on their maps called "America", the Islamokazis had no idea we existed.

However, the Oceans no longer protect us. Further, all the Islamokazis know about America, so we are a target.

Dad29 said...


Paul's isolationism MAY be wrong; but that wasn't the question. If you look at the question and the answer, his response was correct. All he did was answer the question the same way as did the 9/11 Report, GWB, etc.

See the internal link.

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