Surprise: Ron Paul Blames American Interventionism for Benghazi Deaths
On Monday, former Rep. Ron Paul claimed Benghazi is the result of American "interventionism" and asserted that therefore neither Republicans nor Democrats are getting it right when they seek to explain the causes of the attacks.
Sounding a lot like President Obama, Paul contends that Republicans are failing to grasp the real lesson of Benghazi because they're pursuing the investigation out of "political opportunity." He said Democrats are failing because they've offered a "less than convincing explanation for Benghazi."
He also wrote that Democrat attempts to blame Benghazi on Republican-led budget cuts are "hard to take... seriously."
Ultimately, Paul says the real reason behind Benghazi is American interventionism--a tired accusation from a politician who has been labeled as a "blame America first Republican."
Interventionism always carries with it unintended consequences... and our interventionist foreign policy and its unintended consequences... have created these problems, including the attack and murder of Ambassador Stevens. The disputed talking points and White House whitewashing are just a sideshow.