Whether or not you think he’d make a good president (and I personally don’t think he would), I’m really glad Ron Paul is running for president, since it gives him a platform to point out truths (which is the job that our corporate-owned mainstream media is too scared or too dishonest to do).
For example, that the Bush administration wanted to invade Iraq before 9/11, and simply used the 9/11 attacks as an excuse. Thursday night, Paul repeated the charge. “Think of what happened after 9/11, the minute before there was any assessment, there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq, and so the war drums beat. … Extremists have taken over, and they’re the ones who run the foreign policy and have convinced us to go along with all these wars. … That’s exactly what they’re doing now with Iran.”
Rather than dispute the charge, a former Bush press secretary responded to the “glee” charge by attacking Paul, tweeting “The man is nuts.”
The 9/11 attacks were also used as an excuse to pass the PATRIOT act. Paul says that the act was written 20 years before 9/11 (during the Reagan administration), and was just waiting for an event like 9/11 when they could pull it out.
Paul also attacked the “war on drugs”, pointing out that “A lot more people died from the consequences of the war on drugs than the drugs themselves.”