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Beeb Ex-Producer Confesses, Analyzes Liberal Media Groupthink | Main | World's First Hunter-Killer Robotic Attack Squadron Headed For Afghanistan, Iraq
July 15, 2007

Ron Paul *Didn't* Claim The US Was In Danger Of A Staged Terrorist Attack -- Technically

The Politico reported 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.

NRO's David Fedderoso disputes this, saying that Paul did not speak those words nor did he "clearly insinuate" anything of the sort.

Who wins?

It's kind of a tie on points -- Paul was appearing, for the bazillionth time, on the Alex Jones Truther/conspiracy show, pandering again to the Truther crowd with words that could be construed as Truther-ish without actually committing himself to that insanity. And the question to which Paul answered in the affirmative was a rambling Truther-style one about the possibility of a staged attack, which Paul -- the Only Man Who Can Save America -- apparently did not have the courage to rebut directly, choosing instead to endorse that lunacy through his implied acceptance of it.

So yeah, technically, Paul didn't come out and say Bush was planning another (9/11 cough cough 9/11) fake terrorist attack on his own country to rally the sheeple into a unilateral war. He simply kissed a lunatic's ass in an effort to cadge money from similarly-minded lunatics and courageously lended his authority (such as it is) the proposition that something like that was possible at all.


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