I just heard a major talk-show host claim Rick Santorum “schooled” Ron Paul on Iran last night. How can that be? Ron Paul talked about the U.S./British coup in 1953 that installed the shah and his police state. In response to that, Santorum went into neocon talking-point mode, babbling about how we shouldn’t go around apologizing for spreading freedom. Freedom? The shah? Is Santorum that ignorant of history, or is a U.S.-installed dictator really how the neocons define freedom, such that the subject population ought to be grateful rather than resentful? (I don’t rule out both.)
3:40 pm on August 12, 2011 Email Thomas E. Woods Jr.