Eight candidates participated in the CBS News/National Journal GOP presidential debate tonight on national security and foreign policy. Here is the National Journal website used to view that debate. Notice who was once again excluded from active participation in the debate. This person was also excluded from having a “Foreign Policy Dossier” at the site describing his background expertise in this area. Yes, it was the twelve-term Texas congressman who sits on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and who is the author of A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce and Honest Friendship, a collection of statements Congressman Ron Paul has made over the past 30 years dealing with foreign policy from the date he was first elected to Congress. This principled record comprises his “Foreign Policy Dossier,” which is second to none in the entire history of the United States Congress.
UPDATE from LRC reader Larry Diffey: “Ron Paul’s dossier was in fact on the site, but I had to manually change the URL to get to it. You were correct, however, that it was not provided. Here is the link. It looks like they represented his views pretty well in it though. Even though I continue to expect them to treat Ron Paul this way, it infuriates me every time it happens.”8:53 pm on November 12, 2011 Email Charles Burris