Skip to comments.Ron Paul Under Fire for Praising Accused Traitor
Posted on 12/26/2011 2:06:21 PM PST by TBBT
Fox News is the latest news organization to pick up on the revelation, first reported by AIM, that Ron Paul had praised WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning as a hero and patriot. Directly referring to WikiLeaks and Army soldier Bradley Manning being held in detention, Paul said, Should he be locked up in prison or should we see him as a political hero? Maybe he is a true patriotwho reveals whats going on in government. The comment drew strong applause from Paul supporters.
Video of the event, officially posted by Ron Pauls Campaign for Liberty organization, also shows the Republican presidential candidate, now rising or perhaps leading in the polls in Iowa, attacking the CIA and its treatment of terrorists.
Paul let his mask of semi-respectability fall when he praised Bradley Manning, accused traitor, wrote Washington Post Right Turn blogger Jennifer Rubin.
A conservative view of Manning, who had been an Army intelligence analyst in Iraq, was expressed in strong language by columnist Deroy Murdock. He said Manning should be court-martialed for espionage and treason. He added, If convicted, he should be placed against a wall and executed by firing squad He said the same goes for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, if he is extradited to stand trial here.
Manning, a homosexual Army soldier with gender identity problems, has just undergone a preliminary hearing which could lead to a court-martial, where evidence was produced showing his collaboration with Assange and WikiLeaks. The charges against Manning include aiding the enemy in violation of Article 104 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. However, the prosecution team has announced that it is not seeking the death penalty.
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Can you imagine the difference in coverage if these things had been said by a leading "legitimate" candidate?...
You are very busy today.
Is the pay scale by post? Reply?
Perhaps by the number of times Ron Paul is called “crazy”?
Ron Paul is a useful idiot for the Left, in more ways than one. At the moment, nobody on either side seriously expects him to win the nomination, but as long as the MSM can talk about racism and treason in the same breath as “GOP contender Ron Paul,” the narrative of “those extremist Republicans” can continue unabated.
You’re for Romney, I presume?
I’ve had the exact same thoughts today. Great minds and all that!
Seems to this poster someone very recently concluded that it was an emergency to knock Paul out as quickly as possible.
Is he poised to win in Iowa perhaps?
Something is clearly going on with all this mudslinging. The talking points are even all the same.
Gingrich actually. Youre for Romney, I presume?You first claim to be taking an interest in my posting habits. Then you ask this?
Sorry to disappoint you. The world does not revolve around you.
I have no idea who you support. If you wish to share it with readers go ahead.
Tell us why he or she is a good leader.
All I’ve seen is a bunch of carping - not just you, it’s pretty much all anyone does anymore. It seems to be all that’s done in this primary.
Nobody is simply supporting who they believe is best, being honest about it, and trying to explain why that person is best.
Guess I’m old fashioned that way.
Now campaigning means destroying the other guy.
You have established one thing.
Ron Paul doesn’t have many supporters at FR.
And yet another reason to NOT vote Paul. The man becomes more deranged by the minute.
Ironically you might be wrong, Paul might have more people paying attention to him after all the mud that’s been flying around.
Where there’s mud, there’s Karl Rove.
The word you’re supposed to be using today is “kook”.
Please try to keep current. :D
Paul needs to get out of the Republican Party and join the green party.
Paid anti-Paul agents notwithstanding, do you agree or disagree with Paul’s statement about Bradley Manning?
Dunno, what was Paul’s statement, and what was the context?
If you don’t mind? And what was the situation about Manning, I haven’t been following it closely. Is he that guy who leaked secret documents to be released publicly? (I really haven’t been following that story closely, could be way off base)
...I stopped arguing on these posts weeks ago. I only drop by to see the daily SOS and have a laugh. Good post.