"Rudy Giuliani capitalizes on 9/11"-Ron Paul [VIDEO]

Republican 2008 presidential candidate Ron Paul has me at the beginning of this video to your right but then he loses me once he starts railing against the value of a large federal government and citing Richard Nixon as an example of a peace-loving president. Nevertheless, he really has Rudy Giuliani and the rest of his party's number when it comes to the Iraq War and terrorism. Paul could really help the Democrats by forcing his fellow Republicans to deal with their wild factual inaccuracies on the Iraq war. He'll either move the GOP candidates further to the right, alienating the more moderate members of their party or he'll force them to soften their pro-torture, stay the course rhetoric. Either of these results could ultimately benefit a Democratic candidate for president in 2008.

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