Faux News Advertising Ron Paul?

If I weren’t already a Ron Paul supporter, this article (at Faux News!) would likely have made me one. It reads like a greatest hits compilation of Dr. Paul’s policy ideas.

Foreign Policy, Recession-Proofing the U.S. Dominate GOP Debate in South Carolina

“The Republican candidates returned to their respective outposts on the campaign trail Friday, hours after appearing in a vigorous debate that focused on national security and America’s role in the world. The conversation began when the candidates evaluated the U.S. response during a recent incident in the Strait of Hormuz between a U.S. Navy ship and five Iranian speed boats. Five of the six candidates on stage at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in South Carolina applauded the commanding officers for responding with restraint when they did not fire on the speed boats even though a radio call claimed the U.S. ship was going to explode in minutes. Of the six candidates, only Ron Paul said he thought the incident was being blown out of proportion.

‘Let’s put it in perspective. We have five small speedboats attacking the U.S. Navy with a Destroyer? They could take care of those speedboats in about five seconds. And here we’re ready to start World War III over this? … You know there are people in this administration and in Washington, D.C., that are looking for the chance’ to bomb Iran, the 10-term Texas congressman said.”

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  1. Advogado wrote:

    Hey, that was exactly the exchange that inspired me to post my earlier message. Paul nailed that one, and then the next day the front page of the washington post proved him right reporting there was a considerable miscommunication in that incident to put it midly.

    Not so sure about his proposal to get rid to the Dept of Education. Sounds like a waste of time and effort to me, more to the point it sounds naive.

    In any case it is nice to see him in front of Thompson and Giuliani in Michigan today, they are my two least favoriate Republicans at this point.

    Posted 16 Jan 2008 at 12:38 am

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