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January 20, 2012

Who Has Ron Paul’s Ear on Foreign Policy?

Filed under: politics — Tags: , , , , , — edge of the sandbox @ 3:42 pm

I noticed Maggie’s post about American Muslims supporting Ron Paul.  They might be another exotic demographic, along with 9-11 truthers, etc., Paul is trying to court or a natural constituency to what might be his deeply held foreign policy beliefs.  I don’t know which one it is, but I have difficulty believing that a consummate politician like Paul doesn’t see how a nuclear mullah would be dangerous.  He might have the luxury to posture and talk about treating the Khomeinistas the way we want them to treat us or whatevah because he’s just a Congressman who doesn’t have to act on the Iranian threat.

Here are a few fun facts about Paul’s 2008 foreign policy adviser Robert Pape.  Pape is a student of John Mearsheimer of Israel Lobby fame.  He’s a frequent contributor to the New York Times, was featured on and is a darling of Pat Buchanan.  Ron Paul was not the only candidate Pape advised in ’08.  The second was one Barack Hussein Obama.  Terrorist-connected CAIR completes the list of Pape’s freinds — and usual suspects.

Ron Paul's foreign policy

WARNING: This image is completely, like totally out of context. It's a picture of name tags from a terror-related organization's banquet, and it in no way illustrates the connection between Ron Paul's foreign policy adviser and said organization.

Attacking Paul on foreign policy issues might be a waste of time because we all know that he’s weak on foreign policy.  The real scandal here is not that a Republican Presidential candidate who draws most of his support from Democrats and Independents had a foreign policy adviser with background like Pape’s, but that the current United States President had him as an adviser as well.



  1. I admittedly don’t know any more about this, but I suspect they support him over the other Republicans because he’s more likely to leave them alone. Which is good for them, and bad for us in a way. Haven’t seen anything from Paul that he’s courting the Muslims though. Obama on the other hand….

    Comment by Lucius Svartwulf — January 20, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

  2. […] UPDATE: Edge of the Sandbox has some interesting information about a Ron Paul foreign policy advisor… […]

    Pingback by American Muslims Support Ron Paul: Loving Paul’s Criticism of America, Cutting Aid to Israel | Maggie's Notebook — January 20, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

  3. I think Osama bin Laden advised Ron Paul about American foreign policy. Rev. Wright must have advised Obama.

    The Left is filled with “advisers” like CAIR.

    I wrote this a while ago but still true today… The United States Institute of Peace:

    Comment by Harrison — January 21, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

  4. he’s a rabid Jew hater..end of story….It’s a snowy weekend here in NYC!:)…stay warm~!:)

    Comment by Angel — January 21, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    • Harrison,
      Oh I don’t know. Last thing I heard, Rev Wright is not pleased with BO’s Libya “policy”.

      You mean Paul or Obama?

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — January 21, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

      • God damn America. The white man has corrupted Barack!

        Comment by Harrison — January 22, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

  5. […] Who Has Ron Paul’s Ear on Foreign Policy? […]

    Pingback by Sunday Links: Strange Planes Edition » Conservative Hideout 2.0 — January 21, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

  6. Ron Paul isn’t going to be the candidate. Thank God!

    Comment by Always On Watch — January 22, 2012 @ 6:19 am

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