Thursday, September 06, 2007

Right on Ron!

One of the reasons I hate watching the TV political debates is that I can't stand up and say what nobody ever stands up and says while listening to the slogans and platitudes about victory and honor and perhaps it's just as well I'm not there to be arrested for it, but at least we have Ron Paul. He and I may disagree about many things like public education and social security, but all along in this premature political contest, when he speaks up about our history in Iran, when he calls hucksters like Huckabee on his claims that continuing the Iraq horror story is about "honor" I'm on my feet saying "Right on Ron."

It's not about honor, it's about saving face and the insistence that saving face is more important than doing the right thing is the same thing that made Nixon prolong the war in Viet Nam. Huckabees memorized babble about "unity" reminded me more of gangsters needing to stick to the story to avoid prosecution than about us all getting behind a lie and a war and the liars who started it. It's not unity it's saving face.

Crooks and Liars has the video here.


Intellectual Insurgent said...

Ron Paul is the only one in either party that has an ounce of integrity and principle.

Capt. Fogg said...

As I said I have serious disagreements with him, but he may be the only candidate that doesn't see sticking with a lie, a mistake, a blunder as a matter of "honor."

Most of them are just a bunch of talentless, blundering blowhards who are all too willing to bend the truth.

I would really rather have an honest, pragmatic leader with whom I disagree than any of these liars.

Intellectual Insurgent said...

Three cheers for that!