Ron Paul says he would not have authorized the mission that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, and that President Barack Obama should have worked with the Pakistani government instead of authorizing a raid.Even Obama figured out the folly of "cooperating with Pakistan" and also what the American people overwhelmingly expect to be done with something like the prospect of killing OBL. Good, so much for Ron Paul. See Hot Air for more extended Fisking.
"I think things could have been done somewhat differently," Paul said this week. "I would suggest the way they got Khalid [Sheikh] Mohammed. We went and cooperated with Pakistan. They arrested him, actually, and turned him over to us, and he's been in prison. Why can't we work with the government?"
Asked by WHO Radio's Simon Conway whether he would have given the go-ahead to kill bin Laden if it meant entering another country, Paul shot back that it "absolutely was not necessary."
"I don't think it was necessary, no. It absolutely was not necessary," Paul said during his Tuesday comments. "I think respect for the rule of law and world law and international law. What if he'd been in a hotel in London? We wanted to keep it secret, so would we have sent the airplane, you know the helicopters into London, because they were afraid the information would get out?"
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Ron Paul channels his inner Chomsky
I have been worried recently by talk of Ron Paul's prospects as Republican presidential candidate. So this is a relief: