At the FOX GOP
snoozefest...er, debate, interesting moments were few and far between. But this moment does clarify exactly how disinterested the Republican party is on substantive discussion as opposed to mindless fear-mongering.
When Ron Paul points out that the whole trumped up Iranian speedboat threat in the Straits of Hormuz has a whole Gulf of Tonkin smell to it and that we need to be careful before posturing aggressively over a non-existent threat.
And Mitt Romney's reply?
I think Congresman Paul should not be reading as many of Ahmadinejad's press releases.
Nice. Why let pesky little things like facts get in the way, right, Mitt? Even though the Navy is backing down and saying the speedboats posed no threat and there's some question as to the voice on the recording, let's not stop fearmongering ourselves into a huge conflict with Iran too--all our dealings in the Middle East have worked out so well, haven't they?
(h/t The Aristocrats)