A former Senior Aide to Ron Paul between 1997-2003 is claiming that the GOP hopeful has made some insane statements regarding U.S. policy toward Hitler in World War II. Even more insane than his usual comments about U.S. foreign policy.
Via Eric Dondero at Right Wing News:
Ron Paul is most assuredly an isolationist. He denies this charge vociferously. But I can tell you straight out, I had countless arguments/discussions with him over his personal views. For example, he strenuously does not believe the United States had any business getting involved in fighting Hitler in WWII. He expressed to me countless times, that “saving the Jews,” was absolutely none of our business. When pressed, he often times brings up conspiracy theories like FDR knew about the attacks of Pearl Harbor weeks before hand, or that WWII was just “blowback,” for Woodrow Wilson’s foreign policy errors, and such.
This is why Ron Paul has no credibility. Countless Republicans say the same thing when it comes to his credentials – Paul’s fiscal policy is sound, but his isolationist views are dangerous. Not to mention his Truther views. To go along with his Pearl Harbor conspiracy theory:
He immediately stated to us staffers, me in particular, that Bush/Cheney were going to use the attacks as a precursor for “invading” Iraq. He engaged in conspiracy theories including perhaps the attacks were coordinated with the CIA, and that the Bush administration might have known about the attacks ahead of time. He expressed no sympathies whatsoever for those who died on 9/11, and pretty much forbade us staffers from engaging in any sort of memorial expressions, or openly asserting pro-military statements in support of the Bush administration.
Go ahead Paulbots and defend away. The fact remains that he is the ONLY candidate who could not defeat Obama in 2012. He is mildly insane, and the Obama camp would play off of that while adding a touch of ‘Old White Guy’ vs. ‘First Black President’ racism for kicks.