Ron Paul is taking some heat for his statements on the Osama bin Laden raid. He shouldn’t be, but the Paul haters will use every opportunity they can to attack Paul and mischaracterize his positions. Paul is essentially saying that we should have gotten Pakistan’s, a sovereign nation, permission first. This is an entirely reasonable position, so all the Paul haters can spare me the feigned outrage.
See here. (Notice the 400+ comments although it is also about Newt’s support for an individual mandate.)
And here. (Note 246 comments at the time of this post.)
Here is my comment on the first article:
Mr. Kaminsky is playing dumb for the sake of attempting to score points against Ron Paul. Paul didn’t say anything different on Sunday than he said in his previous statement so spare me the feigned shock and outrage.
Pakistan is a sovereign nation and ostensibly an ally. Of course we should have asked their permission before conducting a raid into their country. Does Canada or Mexico or whoever get to perform raids into America without asking our permission first? If they did the same people bleating about Paul would be outraged at such a breach of our sovereignty as well they should be. Either the rules apply both ways or they don’t apply at all.
And spare me the act as if Ron Paul’s foreign policy views are not already well know and a (probably the) major reason people who love him love him and people who hate him hate him. He will do no worse or no better in Iowa and SC than he would have done before this statement. In fact, had he said he approved of a raid into a sovereign nation without their permission he would have taken grief from his non-interventionist supporters.