Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Antiwar.Com and Ron Paul Kick Giuliani's Butt

I've been meaning to mention my favorite webpage, visited daily, Antiwar.Com, and Ron Paul's great job making the rest of the Republicans look like fools for supporting the U.S. (imperialist) interventionist policy. Today Justin Raimondo on Antiwar.Com's blog is so great I'll just reproduce it in whole here. If there's one blog you visit everyday besides this one, make it Antiwar.Com's blog.
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Ron Paul vs. Rudy “The Thug” Giuliani
Tuesday, May 15th in
News by Justin Raimondo
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In response to Ron Paul’s reasonable and informed contention that our interventionist foreign policy created the “blowback” that gave rise to Al Qaeda, and 9/11, Rudy Giuliani burbled “I don’t think I’ve ever heard that!”
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Of course he hasn’t heard it: he’s so busy pandering to the worst instincts of
red-state fascists Republicans, calling for a national ID card, and drooling at the thought of torture that he has no time for a reality-based assessment of American foreign policy. That bullying would-be Mafia don, who looks and acts like someone out of “The Sopranos,” demanded that Ron Paul “withdraw his remarks and tell us he didn’t mean it.” Paul’s answer,
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“I believe the CIA is correct when it warns us about blowback. We overthrew the Iranian government in 1953 and their taking the hostages was the reaction. This dynamic persists and we ignore it at our risk. They’re not attacking us because we’re rich and free, they’re attacking us because we’re over there.”

In effect: screw you, Rudy!
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As even the dumbos over at FreeRepublic.com acknowledge, Rep. Paul is factually correct. Bin Laden’s fatwa gave his reasons for the attack, and the savaging of Iraq — pre-invasion — is front-and -center..

2 comments:

Norman MacIntyre said...

Red-State Fascists??? "Fascism is an authoritarian political ideology (generally tied to a mass movement) that considers individual and other societal interests inferior to the needs of the state, and seeks to forge a type of national unity, usually based on ethnic, religious, cultural, or racial attributes." Recommend a blog entry entitled "Evidence Republicans are Fascists". The evidence does not exist except among fringe segments, i.e. extremes.

US imperialism??? To the victor go the spoils.

Norman MacIntyre said...

Red-State Fascists??? "Fascism is an authoritarian political ideology (generally tied to a mass movement) that considers individual and other societal interests inferior to the needs of the state, and seeks to forge a type of national unity, usually based on ethnic, religious, cultural, or racial attributes." Recommend a blog entry entitled "Evidence Republicans are Fascists". The evidence does not exist except among fringe segments, i.e. extremes.

US imperialism??? To the victor go the spoils.