The Real Ron Paul

Yesterday I wrote that no politician in his or her right mind would do anything “bad for the Jews.”

Not sure what this says about Ron Paul, but JTA is reporting that The New Republic found some pretty incendiary things the Texas libertarian said about Jews in his newsletters a few years ago:

The newsletters display an obsession with Israel; no other country is mentioned more often in the editions I saw, or with more vitriol, the magazine’s James Kirchick wrote. A 1987 issue of Paul’s Investment Letter called Israel “an aggressive, national socialist state,” and a 1990 newsletter discussed the “tens of thousands of well-placed friends of Israel in all countries who are willing to work [sic] for the Mossad in their area of expertise.”

Regarding the implication that the Mossad may have been behind the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, Paul wrote, “Whether it was a setup by the Israeli Mossad, as a Jewish friend of mine suspects, or was truly a retaliation by the Islamic fundamentalists, matters little.â€? (MORE)

Also check out the entire article in The New Republic.

Posted on January 9, 2008

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