15 July 2007

Ron Paul warns of staged terror attack

Politico.com has the story.

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."

Paul was asked to respond to comments by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan that the U.S. is in danger of a staged terror attack or a provocation of an enemy similar to the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964 before the Vietnam War.

During the radio interview, Paul said the government was conducting "an orchestrated effort to blame the Iranians for everything that has gone wrong in Iraq."

Of course he ignores this column by Senator Joe Lieberman, published just a week ago.

"Earlier this week, the U.S. military made public new and disturbing information about the proxy war that Iran is waging against American soldiers and our allies in Iraq.
According to Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner, the U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, the Iranian government has been using the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah to train and organize Iraqi extremists, who are responsible in turn for the murder of American service members. "

Has anyone noticed how repressed we are? The Bush administration has suspended the Bill of Rights and instituted martial law. I see armed troops in the streets, roadblocks, checkpoints. "Your papers please"..WTF!?!?!?
Oh wait, that was a movie...Sorry.

Ron Paul may just have torpedoed his own campaign. He certainly has lost all credibility with me. Regardless of what you think, sometimes you just need to STFU and keep it to yourself.

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