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Ron Paul Denies Saying He Wouldn’t Have Ordered Bin Laden Raid in Pakistan — But Here’s the Video
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Posted on 01/17/2012 10:03:54 AM PST by mnehring

(Videos at link)

Last night’s GOP debate in South Carolina may be one that causes Ron Paul some problems in the “honesty” department.

Mr. Paul‘s truthfulness is being questioned after he told Fox News’ Brett Baier that he never said that he would not have given the order to go into Pakistan and kill Osama bin Laden:

There‘s just one small problem with Paul’s denial, he did say it, several times.

Back in May of 2011, and featured here on The Blaze, Ron Paul said three times in a two minute discussion of the topic, that as President of the United States, he would not have ordered bin Laden killed in the manner that President Obama did.

Simon Conway was quite clear in his questions, first asking;

So President Ron Paul would therefore not have ordered the kill of bin Laden, which could have only have taken place by entering another sovereign nation?

And Dr. Paul was equally clear in his response:

I don’t think it was necessary. No.

Less than a minute later, Conway attempted to further clarify by again asking the congressman”

So President Ron Paul would not have ordered the kill of bin Laden, to take place, as it took place in Pakistan?

Ron Paul’s response was consistent with his two previous answers.

Not the way it took place, no. I mean he was unarmed, you know… and all these other arguments.

Watch the two minute excerpt as Simon Conway of WHO Radio in Iowa repeatedly asks the Texas Congressman whether he would have given the order to kill Osama bin Laden.

That clip from WHO Newsradio 1040 appeared on The Blaze on May 11th.

For those interested in the entire question and answer on the topic of the bin Laden killing, we offer this clip, posted by fans of Ron Paul. The portion under scrutiny begins at the 7:40 mark.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911truther; libertarians; morethorazineplease; osama; paulkucinich12; paulmckinney12; randpaultruthfile; rino; ronpaul; ronpaultruthfile; spotthelooney; tehranron
Tehran Ron is the new Hanoi Jane
1 posted on 01/17/2012 10:04:04 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring
How anyone can support this basket case is beyond me. Sure he has some good ideas, but the insane ones way overwhelm the cookie ones.
2 posted on 01/17/2012 10:07:07 AM PST by Logical me
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To: mnehring

Just because it is on video doesn’t make it true - do you neocons believe everything you see and hear with your own eyes and ears? And besides that - Paul is a constitutionalist, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc...


3 posted on 01/17/2012 10:08:54 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: mnehring

alterPaul denies all of his crazy words, even when there is massive evidence that he did and said what he said, he and his rabid supports deny it, if it doesn’t fit into their delusion of who the guy is.


4 posted on 01/17/2012 10:11:11 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

You forgot- that isn’t really Tehran Ron on the video, that’s his ghostwriter.


5 posted on 01/17/2012 10:12:27 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

6 posted on 01/17/2012 10:14:43 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: mnehring

Click: http://www.whoradio.com/cc-common/listenlive/ at 4PM Central time - I’m sure Simon will be discussing this.


7 posted on 01/17/2012 10:15:12 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmit. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: mnehring

I like him the least.


8 posted on 01/17/2012 10:15:43 AM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: mnehring

Paul says that OBL was unarmed? I guess the AK-47 in his bedroom didn’t count as a weapon.


9 posted on 01/17/2012 10:20:10 AM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
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To: mnehring

According to R-U-N Paul, the 9/11/01 attacks against the U.S. were the result of our own misdeeds. Thus, it’s doubtful a Preisdent Paul in 2001 would have engaged in military strikes against the Taliban or Al Queda. Paul is a kook of the Kucinich type.


10 posted on 01/17/2012 10:22:46 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently on his way home from Afghanistan!)
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To: mnehring

Ron Paul, DOC (Demented Old Coot)


11 posted on 01/17/2012 10:23:33 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Polyxene

I wonder if he received a drool cup for a Christmas gift. Mentally, he’s just a step away from that.


12 posted on 01/17/2012 10:26:03 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: mnehring

Think about this for a moment.

The United States kills Osama Bin Laden.

The Taliban are silent.
The citizens of Pakistan are silent.
The government of Pakistan is silent.
The U. N. is silent.
The global governments are silent.
The Left in the United States is silent.
The Leftist media in the United States is silent.

Then Ron Paul jumps in to object.

Ron, crawl back under your rock. Don’t do it for me. Do it for your family and yourself.


13 posted on 01/17/2012 10:28:03 AM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: mnehring

Ron Paul, if one thing, is consistent. He holds the Libertarian views that the government should be small, not interfere with the economy, only do essential duties that the private sector can’t do such as infrastructure as roads and bridges and keep order by a justice system with predictable outcomes. Most conservatives hold similar ideas.

The Libertarian idea conservatives have a problem with is the idea that our country should stick with problems here and not engage in misadventures abroad, either by pushing democracy or by military intervention. Libertarians believe if a foreign people are dumb enough to have a dictator or nut case ruler, that’s their problem, not ours. Libertarians also believe unless our nation is directly threatened, don’t attack another land or people.

As a conservative I support our military and do believe we have key allies that we need to support, Canada, the U.K. and Israel. It’s the Israel one that gets the Islamists against us, but we can’t let Israel and its people get wiped off the map. Ron Paul doesn’t either as he figures Israel is tough enough to survive without our troops. Whether he is too soft on Islamists is a perception you or I have to figure out. I do believe if Paul is the GOP candidate he will lose to Obama and if Paul runs 3rd party, the GOP candidate will lose.


14 posted on 01/17/2012 10:30:20 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Logical me

I’ve never seen anyone in my entire life with such a combination of brilliant and idiotic ideas.


15 posted on 01/17/2012 10:31:19 AM PST by CommieCutter
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To: RicocheT

So in Jefferson’s time the islamist where against us because of Israel?
alterPaul is not constant, he is a fraud.


16 posted on 01/17/2012 10:33:47 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: mnehring

for later


17 posted on 01/17/2012 10:37:04 AM PST by PMAS
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To: mnehring

Ron Paul is nuttier than squirrel poop - and so is anyone who supports him!


18 posted on 01/17/2012 10:38:00 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: mnehring

Ron Paul serves as proof that a mental health evaluation needs to be administered to every potential political candidate - regardless of party - with the results being made available for public fodder.


19 posted on 01/17/2012 10:39:49 AM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: Logical me

We all get upset when we see pictures of Obama bowing to foreign leaders. Ron Paul, if he met Osama bin Laden or Ahmadinajad, would go straight to his knees.


20 posted on 01/17/2012 10:55:19 AM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: mnehring

Paul may well be as dangerous as Obama in a different way.
Like Obama he is not a bumbling idiot. I mean the fact that he is a liberal libertary in a Republican primary and in 3rd? place is quite an accomplishment in itself.
Think about this too..alot of people dismissed Obama,too and Perot and McCain.


21 posted on 01/17/2012 11:04:41 AM PST by Leep (Paul/Vantura 2016)
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To: Leep

I contend Ron Paul is actually MORE DANGEROUS to our security than even NerObama is, and having someone that anti-semitic and crazy that we really don’t know in the oval office may be worse than the Marxist we do know.

Piss on them both. Paul is running to do nothing more than to destroy the “neocon” party which he hates as much as the Democrats do.


22 posted on 01/17/2012 11:22:31 AM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: mnehring

RON PAUL WINS AL QAEDA ENDORSEMENT
ALSO LEADS IN POLLS IN IRAN, PAKISTAN, EGYPT, GAZA...


23 posted on 01/17/2012 11:22:34 AM PST by drpix
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To: Logical me

I’m with you, Logical me.

Cannot for the life of me figure out how anyone in his right mind could actually support this guy for any position of responsibility whatsoever.

The man is totally incoherent.

How would you like to diagram one of his sentences?


24 posted on 01/17/2012 11:44:24 AM PST by Walrus (Big government is the natural enemy of liberty)
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To: mnehring
Oh so who are YOU supporting???

The hypocrite, draft dodging who never served in the military, serial wife cheater who believe in man made global warming Newt? The pig face that wants us grow bigger federal government and be the policeman of the world? This is the same hypocrite that was lecturing Clinton about Lewenski while cheating on his own wife at the very same time. He is right up their with Jessie Jackson. That’s your candidate??? You trust that??? I remember old Newt saying it was about character and how can you trust a man that cheats on his wife LOL!

Or is it the Socialist Mitt Romney??? The guy who has flip flopped on every issue. Who introduced Socialized Medicine in Massachusetts. Who is also a gun grabber. That’s your candidate???? You call a Socialist Conservative now???

LOL!

25 posted on 01/17/2012 12:09:33 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: RicocheT

“The Libertarian idea conservatives have a problem with is the idea that our country should stick with problems here and not engage in misadventures abroad...”

So to apply libertarian foreign policy to 6th grade history, libertarians are/should be against the Louisiana Purchase, Texas independance, the entire western US being in the union and the California Republic since all these landmarks in American History would have constituted “misadventures abroad”.

By his own libertarian logic, Ron Paul has no right to even be a congresman since Texas was part of Spain. Silly.


26 posted on 01/17/2012 1:24:25 PM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: Sprite518
They've been telling me that Paulbots are as crazy as Paul is, but I wasn't sure. Then I read your screed...
27 posted on 01/17/2012 1:25:26 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Yeah you are right the Founding Fathers were crazy... (sarcasm off)

I guess the definition of Conservative to you is Big Federal Government and being the Policeman of the World while we are going broke. To YOU that is Conservative...


28 posted on 01/17/2012 1:29:24 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: Republican Wildcat
Everybody knows that Dr. Ron Paul wrote the Constitution. And, you, sir, are a neocon globalist!
29 posted on 01/17/2012 1:33:40 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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30 posted on 01/17/2012 2:00:18 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Owl558

Texas won it’s independence from Mexico and was an independent nation, just like the Unites States before it joined the Unites States. Read a little history.


31 posted on 01/17/2012 2:01:06 PM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb

“Texas won it’s independence from Mexico and was an independent nation...”

...due to American meddling in Mexico’s territorial affairs. Since you know history, you also know that there were a number of ‘filibusters’ by American citizens to raise freebooters with the specific purpose of invading Tejas with the express aim of overthrowing the government there. The final revolution was just one of a number of attempts. To pretend that the Texas revolution wasn’t supported by the US is the kind of Ron Paul denial that is to be expected.

More to the point, libertarians, per positions expressed by Ron Paul, would have been againt all this meddling.


32 posted on 01/17/2012 2:24:35 PM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: Owl558

Please document the involvement of the United States in the Texas war of independence. I am pretty sure Texans both of US origin and Spanish origin decided on their own that independence from Mexico was in their best interest and I am pretty sure that it was the Texans that fought and defeated Santa Anna without the help of the government of United States, if you have information otherwise I’d like to see it.


33 posted on 01/17/2012 2:35:41 PM PST by jpsb
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To: drpix; Leep

34 posted on 01/17/2012 4:24:43 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Sprite518

And what has RuPaul done about the growth of government ?

Passed one bill in twenty years ?

You Paulbots are just like the Obama Drones. Same blind faith in an empty suit.


35 posted on 01/18/2012 7:59:41 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: jpsb

“Please document the involvement of the United States in the Texas war of independence.”

Santa Ana and the Mexican loyalists absolutely believed in an American plot against Mexico. Are you kidding? The border was a huge issue between the 2 countries. Mexican law forbade further American settlement in Texas, forbade slavery, and reinstated certain taxes; which the “Texans” generally ignored.

You can do your own studying on this topic since your perspective on the Mexican point of view seems lacking.

And that’s the point about Ron Paul. The man adopts the rhetoric of our enemies. You are presenting the American perspective. He presents the enemy perspective.

That is why I confidently say that, had Ron Paul and the Libertarians been around then, they would never have supported American meddling in the internal affairs of Mexico.


36 posted on 01/18/2012 9:44:56 AM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: Owl558
"So to apply libertarian foreign policy to 6th grade history, [], Texas independance.

Maybe you need to retake 6th grade history. Texans won independence on our own we received no help from the US.

37 posted on 01/18/2012 9:54:18 AM PST by jpsb
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To: mnehring

My political views aren't just crazy, THEY'RE INSANE!

38 posted on 01/18/2012 10:00:02 AM PST by McGruff (Go Nuclear Newt.)
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To: mnehring

Gee, do you mean Ron Paul is a liar? Do you mean he just makes things up to suit his purposes? Do you mean you can’t believe anything he says?

What a surprise. Who could have guessed.


39 posted on 01/18/2012 10:26:30 AM PST by detective
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To: jpsb
That is the sound of the whole point flying right over your head. Ron Paul adopts the foreign policy positions of our enemies.
40 posted on 01/18/2012 10:39:12 AM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: Owl558
Your (erroneous) point was that Texas would not be independent had the USA not intervened on Texas behalf and that Ron Paul would have opposed that intervention. "libertarians are/should be against the Louisiana Purchase, Texas independence" that is a lie and you have not provided any documentation to back that up. Texas won independence on their own. Just like all the other Paul bashers you resort to lies, distortions and revisionist history.

And why would a Ron Paul oppose the Louisiana Purchase? It was a legal purchase of a vast territory. Your claims are nonsensical.

41 posted on 01/18/2012 11:30:44 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Republican Wildcat

Ron Paul is the perfect personification of a broken clock.


42 posted on 01/18/2012 11:33:11 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: mnehring
If you look very carefully at his policies, you'll see that Ron Paul wants to roll us all the way back to the 1840's.

In his defense, he probably didn't know where he was when he woke up this morning.

43 posted on 01/18/2012 11:49:35 AM PST by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
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