RON PAUL'S IGNORANCE AND NAIVETY REGARDING JIHAD
By Raymond Ibrahim
Earlier on Pajamas Media (via RaymondIbrahim.com) I discussed how Ron Paul appears to be ignorant and naïve when it comes to the goals of the jihad: ignorant because his statements are not based on accurate knowledge and naïve because he thinks they are – more to the point, because he takes al-Qaeda's propaganda at face value:
Among other qualities, a good presidential candidate must be knowledgeable and able to think outside the box; equally important, he must not be naïve or gullible — certainly not swallow everything the enemy says hook, line, and sinker.
During the recent Republican candidate debate, Congressman Ron Paul exhibited his ignorance and gullibility when the panel was asked "Do you plan to decrease Defense spending, to balance spending, or do you believe high spending is essential to security?"
After Paul explained how he was "tired of all the militarism that we are involved in," and his plan on cutting back, he said, "But we're under great threat, because we occupy so many countries…. The purpose of al Qaeda was to attack us, invite us over there, where they can target us…. but we're there occupying their land. And if we think that we can do that and not have retaliation, we're kidding ourselves."
This is, of course, an old and well known narrative.
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