Rand Paul Flunks Foreign Policy Test | The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Rand Paul Flunks Foreign Policy Test
Ben Stein

The rest of Sen. Paul’s speech at Heritage yesterday wasn’t awful, but one paragrap was so incredibly asinine as to… well, words almost fail. But really, talk about jaw-droppingly awful! Read about it here.

Okay, please do go to the link above to read my comments on it. But so you’ll at least see what I’m objecting to, here is the paragraph in question, which manages to fit five myths into just a few sentences:

In the 1980s, the war caucus in Congress armed bin Laden and the mujaheddin in their fight with the Soviet Union. In fact, it was the official position of the State Department to support radical jihad against the Soviets. We all know how well that worked out.

The statement would be laughable, except that if people believe it, it will actually be dangerous.

Come on, Sen. Paul: You make a lot of sense on domestic matters. Surely you can avoid spewing junk like this when making a prepared speech about foreign policy. Surely.

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Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes “Ben Stein’s Diary” for every issue of The American Spectator.
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