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Best evidence yet that Democrats were correct to decline FOX-hosted debates

Reported by Chrish - September 7, 2007 -

From Rawstory.com:


"Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's anti-war arguments during Wednesday night's Republican debate prompted consternation from his fellow candidates and prompted one Fox News moderator to imply the Texas congressman would take 'marching orders from al Qaeda.'"

"Paul is the only Republican calling for an immediate end to the US occupation of Iraq, and he said he would remove all US troops from the Middle East, saying their presence in Saudi Arabia was partially responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

Paul said the Iraq was was making the US "less safe, and he called for a "new foreign policy that says we should mind our own business, bring our troops home, defend our security," prompting Wallace's question.

"So, Congressman Paul ... you’re basically saying that we should take our marching orders from al Qaeda?" Fox host Chris Wallace asked. "If they want us off the Arabian Peninsula, we should leave?"

"No!" Paul replied sharply, pointing his pen at Wallace, and continuing to wave it throughout his response. "I'm saying we should take our marching orders from our constitution. We should not go to war without a declaration. ... This is an aggressive invasion. We've committed the invasion of this war, and it's illegal under international law. That's where I take my marching orders, not from any enemy.""

Now you don't even need to imagine what kind of treatment Democrats would suffer at the hands of FOX's most professional, fair, and balanced hosts: Congressman Paul got the full-monty for his anti-war views and principles.