Ron PaulÂ is the only non-Armageddon presidentialÂ candidate among the Republicans.Â He is the only person who staunchly opposes a massive first strike against Iran because ofÂ its alleged nuclear program.Â He has long been ridiculed for his aversion to preemptive genocide in the Middle East.
The National Intelligence Estimate yesterday reported that Iran abandoned its nuclear weapons program in 2003.Â This blows to pieces the Bush-Neoconservative case for war.
Bush knew this for at least the last 5 or 6 months, but he continued rattling his missiles and warning of World War III if Iran did not kowtow to U.S. demands.Â Â Cheney has been even more bloodthirsty, as usual.Â
Top Bush supporters like Norman Podhoretz are wailing that the intelligence agencies are cheating them out of another U.S. government-orchestrated slaughter of Muslims.Â Not exactly â€œPresidential Medalâ€ Podhoretzâ€™s words, but thatâ€™s the soul of the complaint.
In the Fall of 2002, Ron Paul stood almost alone denouncing the â€œphantom weaponsâ€ claims the Bush team was invoking to attack Iraq.Â Â Once again, he has been proven right.