Not so fast Ron Paul champions. He really isn’t to the left of President Obama, even on matters of national security. That is according to Paul’s senior adviser Doug Wead.
Paul senior adviser Doug Wead on Wednesday dismissed the idea that the candidate was to the left of President Barack Obama when it comes to war.
“I totally disagree with that idea that he is to the left or the right,” Wead told Fox News host Megyn Kelly. “He’s pro-Constitution. He’s in favor of taking the idea of war — he’s not against war.”
“He was the only public figure in 1981 to stand up and defend Israel’s right to defend herself and take out those Iraqi nuclear facilities,” he added. “He’s not against war. He’s in favor of going to the U.S. Congress — as the Constitution says — and debating it, committing to war, getting in, winning it and then getting out.”
Do you hear that flushing sound? It’s the sound of a dozen talking points going down the drain.
By the way, President Obama famously said “I’m not against all war. I’m against dumb wars.” That is essentially what Ron Paul’s senior adviser is saying, and nothing this administration is currently engaged in was originally debated and committed to by this administration or even this congress. You have to go back to the previous administration to find the progenitors of the Afghanistan quagmire.
As for Iraq — it’s over.
President Obama is simply cleaning up the mess.