I’ll say this for Ron Paul: At least his approach is more consistent than Obama, who has taken the head-scratching position that pouring water over the face of a terror suspect is sub-human, barbaric and against everything we stand for as a people, but kicking a door open and blowing off that same person’s head means the president made a “gutsy call.”

From ABC News:

Rep. Ron Paul took an interesting position for a likely presidential candidate Tuesday – he explained to a Iowa radio station why he would not have ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden.

The answer seemed to catch Iowa radio host Simon Conway off guard; he asked Paul to repeat it.

Paul was unequivocal: “No, not the way it took place,” Paul said of the killing of bin Laden.

Why?

“It was absolutely not necessary and I think respect for the rule of law, international law – what if he’d been in a hotel in London?” Paul asked. “We wanted to keep it secret. Would we have sent the helicopters into London? Because they were afraid the information would get out. No you don’t want to do that.”

Paul said the U.S. government should have worked with the Pakistani government, respecting borders, to get at Osama bin Laden.

If Bin Laden had been in a hotel in London the US probably wouldn’t have had to send in special forces, because the last I checked the Brits are, you know, our close allies and probably would have been happy to get Osama themselves. If we’d have found out Bin Laden had been living in London for years and the Brits didn’t do anything about it, then I’d say the “friend of the US” status would be in question — as should be the case now with Pakistan.

Semi-related: This parody ad cracks me up:

Update: There’s a new Ron Paul ad out — “The One.” Hmm, why does that sound so familiar.

Comments

9 Responses to “Ron Paul Would Not Have Ordered Bin Laden Killing”

  1. backwoodsconsr on December 20th, 2011 6:11 pm

    With an attitude like that, why isn't Ron Paul running as a Democrat?

  2. SignPainterGuy on December 20th, 2011 6:27 pm

    Dang, at least Obozo pretends to be tough on terror and supporting Israel; Ron "Kookie" Paul doesn`t even bother to pretend, he`d cut off Israeli support and turn the muslims loose !

    Zero and Paul agree on one thing; IT`S AMERICA`S FAULT !!

  3. Truesoldier on December 20th, 2011 6:33 pm

    Perhaps this is why Democrats are changing their party affiliation to vote for Paul in the Iowa caucuses.

  4. Marshall_Will on December 20th, 2011 7:00 pm

    Or so I've heard? Yeah, just dispicable.

    But let's get something straight here ok? Bin Laden WISHES he spent the last 5 or 6 years in Swinging, Groovy London! As it turned out he was holed up in some fleebag DUMP for an eternity w/ 'wives' chosen as much for their Girth Factor as human shields than for their sex appeal!

    You take smuggled goat-porn and a mattress on the floor and I'LL take the London Nightlife alright?

  5. Marshall_Will on December 20th, 2011 8:15 pm

    Hey! Why can't we get one of those ever-accelerating goofy vid-loops w/ Ann Curry saying Semen-semen-semen-semen-semen-semen and Bubba chuckling in between each edit?

    Yeah, William Jefferson Clinton's Reading List, more like Jet Magazine, Low-Riders and Booty Call mag! Ann, honey, how long you been doin' this? Try "Shay-mus".

  6. backwoodsconsr on December 21st, 2011 12:10 pm

    "Ron Paul Would Not Have Ordered Bin Laden Killing"

    That does it! I'm voting for Obama!

  7. Dexter_Alarius on December 21st, 2011 12:37 pm

    Well, Obama wouldn't have ordered it either, except he was forced into it. Ideally, the mission would have executed in mid-Oct 2012. Everything Obama has done that is right, has been done grudgingly.

  8. IrateNate on December 23rd, 2011 6:16 pm

    I was unaware they still had to smuggle in their goat-porn; thanks for clearing that up.

  9. IrateNate on December 23rd, 2011 6:50 pm

    I feel Paul understands and believes in the difference between defending American soil and "spreading Democracy". It is painfully obvious that many do not.

    I agree somewhat, in that there can be no doubt that Paul would have opted for a live capture. Nuremberg, anyone? Even in times of war, undeclared or otherwise, there are rules.

    In some ways, justice was done, by going after the SOB. But rather than taking out Bin Laden, he lives forever as a martyr.

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