Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Ron Paul wouldn't have approved Osama bin Laden operation
Politico ^

Posted on 05/12/2011 6:46:07 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Ron Paul wouldn't have approved Osama bin Laden operation

By: Juana Summers May 12, 2011 07:27 AM EDT

Ron Paul says he would not have authorized the mission that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, and that President Barack Obama should have worked with the Pakistani government instead of authorizing a raid.

"I think things could have been done somewhat differently," Paul said this week. "I would suggest the way they got Khalid [Sheikh] Mohammed. We went and cooperated with Pakistan. They arrested him, actually, and turned him over to us, and he's been in prison. Why can't we work with the government?"

Asked by WHO Radio's Simon Conway whether he would have given the go-ahead to kill bin Laden if it meant entering another country, Paul shot back that it "absolutely was not necessary."

"I don't think it was necessary, no. It absolutely was not necessary," Paul said during his Tuesday comments.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: morethorazineplease; nutjob; paul; paulkucinich12; paulvoted4war; ronpaul; spotthelooney; wacko; youknowhesnuts
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-89 next last
wingnut......
1 posted on 05/12/2011 6:46:12 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Just another reaosn to oppose this clown


2 posted on 05/12/2011 6:47:26 AM PDT by VRWCmember
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

wacko...


3 posted on 05/12/2011 6:47:48 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I’m almost certain that if I look up BUFFOON in the dictionary I’ll find Ron Paul’s picture.


4 posted on 05/12/2011 6:48:26 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Bambi did “work with the Pockee stahn” government. RP njust can’t see it.


5 posted on 05/12/2011 6:49:14 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Didn’t know that much about Ron Paul was was willing to consider him as a candidate. This comment completely disqualifies him IMO.


6 posted on 05/12/2011 6:49:26 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Ron Paul is your typical “Libertarian” Coward who sees the US Constitution as a dodge and something to hide behind, not defend.


7 posted on 05/12/2011 6:49:35 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Not surprised. Ron Paul is an assclown.


8 posted on 05/12/2011 6:51:18 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hacklehead

concur


9 posted on 05/12/2011 6:51:26 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I’m glad he made this statement. It will drive more people away from this idiot.


10 posted on 05/12/2011 6:52:57 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
How is this MORON's poll numbers (and contributions) so high?

There is a libertarian streak in most of us Cons, but where we part ways with the true "believers" is on National Defense and Security.

11 posted on 05/12/2011 6:54:15 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

He is honestly expressing his views. Unfortunately for him, his views are totally out of touch with the vast majority of voters. He is unelectable.


12 posted on 05/12/2011 6:54:38 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Slugs and Bitter Clingers Unite.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
On very rare occasions RP has a good idea, but this statement is the reason he will never be a serious candidate for president. The man is a nut.
13 posted on 05/12/2011 6:55:51 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Conservative Vermont Vet

“There is a libertarian streak in most of us Cons, but where we part ways with the true “believers” is on National Defense and Security.”

###

Indeed.

Its called growing up.


14 posted on 05/12/2011 6:55:57 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I like the guy but honestly, some of the shit he spews is pure ignorant idiocy. =.=


15 posted on 05/12/2011 6:55:58 AM PDT by cranked
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

RP has a point......

We don’t know for certain WHO got wiped in the “operation.”


16 posted on 05/12/2011 6:56:07 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Ron Paul would be almost as bad a president as 0 but I’m glad he’s pushing to audit the Fed.


17 posted on 05/12/2011 6:58:52 AM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

At least he’s consistent. He (and the Libertarian Party) lost me on 9/11 when he came out against responding to the attacks.


18 posted on 05/12/2011 6:59:10 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 841 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hacklehead
"This comment completely disqualifies him IMO.:

Don't you know, it's OUR fault the arab world hates us. Did a little deeper, and his foreign "policy" thoughts will REALLY make you say WTF.

19 posted on 05/12/2011 7:01:17 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Sticking to your political beliefs is one thing, but this was a necessity for the nation. Sorry, RP. Some things about you I like, but when it comes to something as obvious as this, you are just not the man.


20 posted on 05/12/2011 7:02:00 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cranked
I like the guy but honestly, some of the shit he spews is pure ignorant idiocy. =.=

His spew is the main reason I don't like him....at all.

21 posted on 05/12/2011 7:03:00 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
should have worked with the Pakistani government instead of authorizing a raid

That was done 10 years ago, you moron!

Osama bin Laden mission agreed in secret 10 years ago by US and Pakistan

US forces were given permission to conduct unilateral raid inside Pakistan if they knew where Bin Laden was hiding...

The deal was struck between the military leader General Pervez Musharraf and President George Bush after Bin Laden escaped US forces in the mountains of Tora Bora in late 2001, according to serving and retired Pakistani and US officials.

Under its terms, Pakistan would allow US forces to conduct a unilateral raid inside Pakistan in search of Bin Laden, his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the al-Qaida No3. Afterwards, both sides agreed, Pakistan would vociferously protest the incursion.


22 posted on 05/12/2011 7:04:44 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
I wonder what the opinion of Ron Paul would be here, IF he should get the Republican nomination.
Would he still be a “wingnut”?
Would the diehard Republicans still vote the party line?

I know Democrats would and do toe the party line but I am really wondering about the Republicans.

23 posted on 05/12/2011 7:05:47 AM PDT by Tupelo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
I wonder why Ron Paul doesn't go 3rd party before the primaries even begin? He might even do better if he changes parties and goes up against Obama in the Democrat's primaries. Without Dennis Kucinich running, they have a space open for him.
24 posted on 05/12/2011 7:06:51 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
"Why can't we work with the government?"

Now that's a double face palmer with a half twist.

25 posted on 05/12/2011 7:08:08 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good; don't post and drive!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Good grief, when I’m siding with Obama over a purported Republican, something is definitely wrong with the Pubbie.


26 posted on 05/12/2011 7:11:53 AM PDT by driftless2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Conservative Vermont Vet

There is a libertarian streak in most of us Cons, but where we part ways with the true “believers” is on National Defense and Security.

And if someone says “the Founding Fathers would not have done this”, I would have replied “How did Thomas Jefferson deal with the Barbary pirates?”.


27 posted on 05/12/2011 7:12:15 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (All Hail the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Ron Paul won’t ever be President. So what?


28 posted on 05/12/2011 7:15:50 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tupelo
I wonder what the opinion of Ron Paul would be here, IF he should get the Republican nomination.

It would destroy the Republican party, which is why it won't ever happen.

Ron Paul is a libertarian, not a conservative - and as such he will never be the GOP presidential nominee.

Paul wouldn't have approved the Bin Laden operation. This is precisely the sort of crackpot view that will keep him relegated to "crazy uncle" status for the vast majority of Republicans.

It's pretty simple. If your running for the Republican party nomination for President and your constituency is mushhead college students, pot heads, peaceniks and truthers, you have zero chance to win.

29 posted on 05/12/2011 7:21:05 AM PDT by Longbow1969
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

That’s why Ron Paul will never win the White House. Duh.


30 posted on 05/12/2011 7:21:15 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tupelo

Speaking for myself personally I’m done with the “a vote against the R is a vote for Obama.”

Its either a R candidate that reflects real conservative ideals or a third party candidate that does.

I’m sick of voting for who is trying to shove a sh!t sandwich down my throat slower.

Ron Paul is and will only become more of a nut.


31 posted on 05/12/2011 7:23:29 AM PDT by MNlurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

“I think things could have been done somewhat differently,” Paul said this week. “I would suggest the way they got Khalid [Sheikh] Mohammed. We went and cooperated with Pakistan. They arrested him, actually, and turned him over to us, and he’s been in prison. Why can’t we work with the government?”


I don’t agree with Paul on this per se but he is correct that the takedown of KSM was a joint op and this is not a daffy argument he is making. It might be that things have changed since Musharaff left office, or there was evidence the Pakis were actually holding UBL under a house arrest of some sort, or some other wild card fact that dictated the raid be unilateral.

None of us knows everything that went on (except those few who do). But I’d give Paul some lattitude on this comment. It’s a reasonable assetion given what we DO know.


32 posted on 05/12/2011 7:23:46 AM PDT by PaleoBob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet
Ron Paul is your typical “Libertarian” Coward who sees the US Constitution as a dodge and something to hide behind, not defend.

Maybe Dr. Paul thinks the Barbary Pirates war was an evil, undeclared war hatched by Thomas Jefferson and those evil, Joo Neo Cons around him /sarc

33 posted on 05/12/2011 7:32:26 AM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Paul would have pulled the trigger just like Obama did. The military and intel parts of the gov’t had been putting this puzzle together for a long long time. You can’t find the guy and then just stop. “The Machine” doesn’t just take no for an answer. The hard part is having to watch 0 take the credit.


34 posted on 05/12/2011 7:32:40 AM PDT by Poison Pill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

A foregone conclusion.

Libertarian kook alert!


35 posted on 05/12/2011 7:33:45 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

And I don’t approve of Ron Paul. So there.


36 posted on 05/12/2011 7:35:27 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
"Why can't we work with the government?"

Because Pakistan is harboring and deploying terrorists as a tool of foreign policy.

37 posted on 05/12/2011 7:39:24 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I would have been nice to see bin Laden alive and humiliated but with this administration we’d have Holder, BO, and Twisted Sister fall all over themselves trying to get that demon to the states for a “fair trial” and in the meantime make Gitmo look like the Mayberry jail! No thanks.....:(....and yes, Ron Paul is a wingnut...:)


38 posted on 05/12/2011 7:40:47 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Of course not. He doesn't believe in protecting America.

And he wants to lead it.

Pfffft!!

39 posted on 05/12/2011 7:42:42 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Just A Nobody

Nicely done, Just a Nobody! NICELY done! :)


40 posted on 05/12/2011 7:45:26 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I spoke to him on a talk show the day before the Iowa caucuses. When asked what he would do if a ship was heading from N. Korea to Iran with nuclear missles, he answered that he would do nothing. That forever disqualified him from being commander in chief.


41 posted on 05/12/2011 8:00:37 AM PDT by doug from upland (website reserved just in case: TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I don’t know why anybody is still talking about Ron Paul.


42 posted on 05/12/2011 8:01:40 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ohioWfan

Thank you. Sure am glad to see someone appreciated the facts. ;*)


43 posted on 05/12/2011 8:04:31 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Tupelo

Why are you asking such a ridiculous hypothetical question? Republicans will never nominate this idiot. He is crazy.


44 posted on 05/12/2011 8:12:26 AM PDT by plain talk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
A ping for my favorite Paul bot....

:-)

45 posted on 05/12/2011 8:14:24 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VRWCmember

I wish he would call himself something other than a Republican. He is strange.


46 posted on 05/12/2011 8:15:06 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver; Allegra
Whoops, meant to change the poster name to Allegra. The ping was for her.

*Hangs head in shame, looks desperately for coffee*

47 posted on 05/12/2011 8:17:20 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: plain talk
Why am I asking such a ridiculous hypothetical question?

To get the reaction from folks that disagree with Ron Paul. And to see if the reaction is the same as when I post that I would never vote for Mit Romney and some of the other candidates running for the nomination. I also find it interesting the ad hominem attacks Paul draws. To me it shows just how close Republicans really are to Democrats.

48 posted on 05/12/2011 8:27:38 AM PDT by Tupelo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

Please post for us where the US Constitution alows for the invasion of another soveriegn nation without the declaration of war.

Our nation was not founded to build and empire sir but to protect the intrests of its citizens. If our miltary was at home defending our borders and not those of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Poland, England, Kuwait, Bahrain, and several South American countries I argue that terrorists could not have brought us to harm as they did on 9/11.


49 posted on 05/12/2011 8:43:43 AM PDT by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Just A Nobody
Well, I DO appreciate the facts, my FRiend, and I thank you again for posting them.

It's Ron Paul who apparantly ignores them.

50 posted on 05/12/2011 8:43:52 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-89 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson