Do We Really Want To Go There?
May 18, 2007
Andrew Sullivan links to a video from the Ron Paul campaign alleging that the Iraqi no-fly zones, and the stationing of American troops in Saudi Arabia, were responsible for anger in the Muslim world and, more gravely, September 11. The no-fly zones were imposed by the United States, Britain and France following the end of the first Gulf war. There is little question that had this coalition not enforced the northern no-fly zone, Saddam Hussein would have finished the job against the Kurds.
The Rage Over Ron Paul
May 17, 2007
Ron Paul is becoming all the rage with isolationists on the far reaches of both left and right. And with good reason, because he is, after all, an isolationist of the Pat Buchanan variety. But it appears Paul might have some more in common with Pat Buchanan than just know-nothing America First-ism. Ryan Sager at the New York Sun points to what he calls "Ron Paul's race problem." Turns out the feisty Texas congressman has a rather troubling record of racism and anti-Semitism. Andrew, what say you? --James Kirchick
May 15, 2007
Doesn't sound like Ron Paul's foreign policy worldview is going to win over the Sean Hannity wing of the party. Fox questioner's surprising response: Are you suggesting we invited the 9/11 attacks, sir? --Noam Scheiber P.S. Rudy, of course, seizes the moment with a 9/11 lecture. And brings the house down... P.P.S. How many isolationist Republicans out there secretly agree with Paul? I'd say a non-trivial number.
April 12, 2007
How is GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul like American Idol's Sanjaya Malakar? It's, um, not the hair. --Keelin McDonell