Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ron Paul, Peace Pioneer

-Lew Rockwell
Media types keep comparing Trump’s remarks on W’s lies, and his criminal anti-Iraq war, to Ron. Twice on Morning Joe today, once praising Ron and once criticizing him. Isn’t it sad that no one would ever bring up Rand in this context? His non-interventionism was nuanced out of existence so as not to offend the neocons, and to make him, we were assured, more electable. In fact, Ron’s greater political success in 2008 and 2012, let alone Trump’s on the issue now, is due to telling the truth. I do not mean to compare Ron, the great antiwar public intellectual, to Trump, of course. But in this race, the guy closest to non-interventionism has always been Trump.