Ron Paul is everywhere â€” Here he is on CNN, with Wolf Blitzer, who can always be counted on to give out the â€œconventional wisdomâ€ â€” and is put to rights by Ron. Blitzer blithers â€œHe [Giuliani] really had some supporters in that auditorium. Are you ready to back away now?â€ Ronâ€™s answer (Iâ€™m paraphrasing): NO way, says Ron: I found two passages in the 9/11 commission report that back up what I say. Blitzer: That [the bombing of Iraq by Clinton] was the reason they came over and blew us up? No, I said that was part of it. Thereâ€™s also the presence of US troops on Saudi Arabian soil, which Muslims consider sacred soil. Here he is, mayor of New York, bragging about the security, and he hasnâ€™t even read the 9/11 report. Blitzer presses him on this point, and Ron says that he couldnâ€™t say everyting in a sound bit. Talks about the sanctions, hundreds of thousands killed: what if someone did that to us? And then the important part:
â€œHeâ€™s hiding behind â€œpatriotismâ€ and saying Iâ€™m â€˜un-Americanâ€™ if I dare to question the policy. But if policy is detrimental and provokes blowback then we have to change it. I donâ€™t blame the American people, I blame bad policyâ€ I think he [Giuliani] needs to back down and read the report, and come back and apologize to me.â€
Itâ€™s so typical of Wolf Blitzer, one of the major gate-keepers of elite opinion, to try to enforce political correctness â€” and so typical of Ron Paul that he proudly and articulately rejects this nonsense, and turns the tables on the would-be enforcers.