Saturday, July 14, 2007

A warning from a presidential candidate

Ron Paul 2008
Originally uploaded by calbee_.
From The Crypt at The Politico:
Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, said the country is in "great danger" of the U.S. government staging a terrorist attack or a Gulf of Tonkin style provocation, as the war in Iraq continues to deteriorate.

The Texas congressman offered no specifics nor mentioned President Bush by name, but he clearly insinuated that the administration would not be above staging an incident to revive flagging support.

"We're in danger in many ways," Paul said on the Alex Jones radio show. "The attack on our civil liberties here at home, the foreign policy that's in shambles and our obligations overseas and commitment which endangers our troops and our national defense."
Well, he's from Texas, but I don't think he's too enamored of his fellow Texan.

1 comment:

  1. Actually, Ron Paul only referred to the Gulf of Tonkin kind of situation. The other is simply a rumor.

    He is saying that some excuse or lie without good basis, probably related to a military clash, might be used to justify a request for a declaration of war or military action. The chance of that is high enough and the consequences bad enough that it is a great danger.