There are a couple of things you can say about Ron Paul. First, there is little middle ground with him. People either love him or hate him. Second, he is not shy about talking about what is on his mind.
Ron Paul earlier this week was talking about the Bin Laden operation and said, "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?" He is of course, referring to the government of Pakistan.
Then, when asked by WHO radio if it was necessary Paul said, "I don't think it was necessary, no. It absolutely was not necessary. 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 in to London, because they were afraid the information would get out?"
If there is any doubt that Ron Paul should not even get near the Oval Office, even on a tour of the White House, he has just revealed it. Such insane comments now raise the issue if he should even be in the Congress.
Ron Paul supporters will always rush to his defense. They will point out some good things he has said and done, such as the demand to audit the Fed.
That is all well and good but his isolationism and naïveté are simply too much.
Perhaps Ron Paul should be reminded of a few things. Bin Laden was the mastermind behind 9/11. He is not a combatant in the sense of the law, where the law of warfare applies. He is a terrorist. The best legal analogy to a terrorist is the pirates of old. Under International Law, a country that catches a pirate is pretty much free to do anything to the pirate they want.
The same should be true for terrorists.
For Ron Paul, he should know much better. As a Congressman, he should have access to some classified information that we do not have. Every American who watches the news and can fog a mirror knows that the Pakistani Intelligence Service has been a silent partner with Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. If we had tipped Pakistan off that we were going to go in and try to “arrest” Bin Laden, when we got there, all we would have found would have been an empty house and maybe some booby traps.
For a Congressman to say the raid to kill the man who is one of the greatest mass murderers of Americans in history was, “not necessary,” is simply nuts.
Ron Paul thinks that if we simply pull all of our military out of every other country and hunker down behind our borders everything will be okay. No, it won’t be. We are dealing with madmen in this world. Some of them are bent on world domination by their particular religion and others are simply nuts. Ballistic Missile technology and nuclear weapons are spreading faster than anyone can control. Kim Jong “mentally” Il can push a button and thirty minutes later one of his missiles hits America.
We cannot have a leader who does not believe in protecting America. Socialists hate America and do not want to see America defend itself. What is Ron Paul’s excuse?
We can act but we should follow the law as well. If we don't follow the law, are we any better then those we seek to rid the world of? I think an alive OBL would yield much more information.
I'm glad he's dead. He was an evil person.
Obama killed Osama and we got 72 versions.
yes mr. woodman, much more valuable alive and talking, incarcerated at gitmo
and awaiting a military tribunal to ultimately deliver the death penalty. instead the
pres. issued a 'kill, not capture' order instead of the more historically common,
'capture if possible, kill if necessary. why? something thinking americans should
ask themselves during this long summer ahead, as we decide which candidate
has a better chance; which candidate could bring our founders' thinking to the fore,
and whether there is one who satisfies both needs...b
incarcerated at gitmo and awaiting a military tribunal to ultimately deliver the death penaltyYes where he would live for years until a democrat let him out. He is entitle to no right but to be killed in a war he wanted. Not saying they would not have captured him, water boarded him, hung him, burned his body and buried him with this butt facing mecca. But there is not way we own him a trial.
I'm sure it would have been easy to keep the compound under surveilance after making a request for Pakistan to deliver to us Osama Bin Laden. Pakistan would have no other choice but to cooperate and ensure a succesfull mission or face the condemnation of the world, loss of Billions in funding, cooperation, and other outcomes that would be detrimental to them.
In such a high scale neighborhood with plenty of space between neighbors it would have been nearly impossible to lose him anyway.
I believe if you look at the record America has not treated other nations like garbage.
Some nations and many terrorists have treated America like garbage.
Your naivety is showing. Just because you treat someone nice doesn't guarantee they will treat you nice.
America has been the most benevolent caring nation in the world. They did it because they were strong.
In the past the people who didn't respect us were people who were opposed to our freedom.
Today people don't respect us because we have become politically correct wimps.
Once again, look at history. After WW I and WW II, Korea, Vietnam and most recently Iraq did we force our ideals on them or did we help them rebuild to whatever they wanted to be. We don't kingdom build, but we have, and should continue to protect America from threats like Bin laden.