RIDICULOUS RON – AT 10:29 A.M. ET: Ron Paul, the certified nutbag running for president in a party whose views he rarely shares, exposes himself every time he opens his mouth. He claims to be a libertarian, but isn't. He is running as a Republican, but doesn't qualify there either. His foreign policy views share much more with the hard left than any other faction. Yet, people get sucked in. Consider this, from The Politico:
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) refused on Sunday to back down from comments last week that the United States should have informed the Pakistani government that American officials knew where Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was hiding.
Right. And the Pakistani government would have alerted bin Laden within seconds.
"Why are we having trouble with the [Pakistani] government, why are we stirring up a civil war in Pakistan? It's because we've been bombing it," Paul said on "Fox News Sunday."
No, Ron, the trouble preceded the bombing. That's why we're bombing in Pakistan, but not in, say, England.
The libertarian Paul, who]s running again for the Republican presidential nomination, said his opposition to the U.S. mission to kill bin Laden demonstrates the principles of his non-interventionist foreign policy.
"I'm saying that when you bomb a country, you violate their national security and sovereignty," Paul told host Chris Wallace. "We're doing that [in Pakistan]. At the same time, we're giving them billions of dollars. And you wonder why the [Pakistani] government gets in trouble with the people."
The Obama administration should have relied on the Pakistani government to arrest bin Laden and turn him over to U.S. authorities, Paul said.
That is the view of a child. Or a member of some Marxist group on a college campus.
The man is dangerous. We assume the GOP will realize that.
May 15, 2011