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Rand Paul’s Terrible Paragraph (bitterclinger)

- by - February 8, 2013 - 03:23 America/New_York - 3 Comments

It wasn’t anti-semitic, like dear, old Dad, but it gives a clue to his opinion.

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  1. Claudia

    February 8th, 2013

    Hummm, I read the paragraph before I read the article. I was not terribly upset by what Rand said.

    I interpreted it to mean that our (US and Israel) involvement with bin Laden helped create the infrastructure for al-qaeda in Afghanistan. Rand’s point, “We all know how well that worked out.” was just what he said, we helped create a monster. I don’t think he was talking about the failure of the Soviet Union there.

    I see the author’s points but I don’t think it was the anti-Semitic manifesto that he makes it out to be. I’m not saying that I think Rand Paul is pure, just not convinced by one little paragraph taken out from a much larger speech.

    Then I looked at who the author was. By golly, Quin Hillyer. I’m glad I didn’t notice that before, or I may not have read the article. I have had issues with this author before. I don’t have any specifics, but I feel that he takes too many liberties with interpretation and made conclusions that don’t seem to make sense to me.

    He writes for American Spectator (at least I think he still does). I haven’t been there much in the last six months or so. Seems almost every article I read of his, I had some issues with.

    That said, I am not saying he is totally wrong, just suspect. I’ll keep my eyes open.

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  2. Lowell

    February 8th, 2013

    From the link: ” “We all know how well that worked out,” said Sen. Paul, dismissively, of the work of our “war caucus” to support the mujaheddin. Yes, we do: It played a key role in helping us win the Cold War. Anybody who doesn’t understand that is either foolish or invincibly ignorant.”

    There is ignorance. It lies with that author. Costs to the Soviet was minimal. A large training exercise to ‘bloody’ some troops.

    Strategic weapon costs and maintaining a huge standing Army with a crumbling infrastructure and massive fraud are what collapsed the Bear.

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  3. Lady in Red

    February 8th, 2013

    Excellent, thoughtful comment, Claudia.
    ….Lady in Red

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