Ron Paul on the Benghazi Partisan Sideshow

by | May 9, 2014


While noting that the killing of two US diplomats, including the US ambassador to Libya, and CIA contractors in Benghazi, Libya is a “big issue” that merits attention, Ron Paul explains at the Ron Paul Channel that much of the commotion in Congress concerning the incident is sidestepping important questions related to US intervention in Libya and apparent weapons transfers through Libya to Syria. Paul, the chairman and founder of RPI, explains that many Republicans do not want to address these questions at the heart of the incident because, concerning these questions, they agree with President Barack Obama.

Paul proceeds to discuss the important foreign policy issues that the Benghazi partisan sideshow is ignoring:

This big argument between Republicans and Democrats is almost like the distraction—“Don’t ever bring up the subject of why we were there, what we were doing, how we could have prevented it, and why our foreign policy is so deeply flawed.”…

Hopefully people will wake up and see that this big argument over Benghazi on who said what and who is guilty and who told a lie and who didn’t tell a lie has nothing to do with the real issue. The real issue is: We ought to mind our own business, come home and stay out of those areas, and we wouldn’t have problems like this.

Watch Paul’s complete comments here.


  • Adam Dick

    Adam worked from 2003 through 2013 as a legislative aide for Rep. Ron Paul. Previously, he was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Elections, a co-manager of Ed Thompson's 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign, and a lawyer in New York and Connecticut.

Copyright © 2024 The Ron Paul Institute. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit and a live link are given.