You Callin’ Ron Paul a Liar?

Some jerk just claimed on CNN that Ron Paul lied in tonight’s CNN-Youtube debate when he said that there were 5,000 people at his rally in Philadelphia.

Oh, yeah?

Well I just Googled: Ron Paul Philadelphia 5000 and I got 462,000 results, lead by this:

Local NBC coverage: Ron Paul Philadelphia Veterans’ Rally Draws 5000 – News – NBC13.com

“Over 5,000″

and this:

US News and World Report: Ron Paul Finds Fans in Cradle of Liberty – News Desk (usnews.com)

“5,000 ” ” “‘It certainly looks bigger than a few spammers,’ the once long-shot candidate told supporters.”

Columnist Asks for Answers from Ron Paul Supporters

Link.

“Ron Paul scares me because he is actually going to do what he says…What happens if Iraq is overtaken by extremists? What happens if the flow of oil is disrupted in Saudi Arabia? What do we do if Israel is bombed by Hamas and Hezbollah, or Iran? What if Iran, with their mind set on the destruction of Israel, gets a nuclear weapon? If any Ron Paul supporters reading this know the answers to these questions please tell me. Because, frankly, I want a non-interventionist policy, but I don’t see how it could work.”

Shall we at StressBlog give him some? I’ll do the first one:

“What happens if Iraq is overtaken by extremists?”

This has already happened. The parties in control of Iraq are pro-Iranian, Shiite religious parties. And they are in power because of U.S. intervention. As for al Qaeda in Iraq taking over, that is about as likely as the Natural Law Party winning the U.S. Presidency in 2008.