Ron Paul Takes Insane, Grotesque Leap of Self-Faith: "If I Had Been in Charge, 3000 People Killed in 9/11 Would Be Alive"

We're all about self-confidence but Ron Paul continues taking his personal esteem to absurd levels that are not only bizarre and far reaching, but gross. Over the weekend, at a high-profile, pre-RNC convention held at the University of South Florida, Ron Paul suggested that had he been president a decade ago, 9/11 would have never happened. While his assertion is kind of understandable from a strategic standpoint—he's trying to point out that he's not "soft" on "terrorism," and presumably he thinks he would have had the foresight to murk out Osama bin Laden back then—the concept is completely disrespectful to those who lost loved ones in the tragedy, and plays a dangerous game of crystal ball that no serious presidential candidate should attempt. Of course, Ron Paul is not that, and won't be president, but still. The assertion is the act of a true solipsist. 

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at August 27, 2012, 8:21am

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