Ron Paul urged caution amongst his fellow GOP candidates at last
night's Fox News debate concerning relations with Iran, while
the other presidential hopefuls used the forum as an opportunity
to attack Paul's anti-war stance.
"People are looking around for an excuse to
bomb Iran. . . . We don't need another war," Paul warned.
Mitt Romney accused the Congressman of reading "press
releases" from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, while
John McCain somewhat bizarrely commented: "I'm not interested
in trading with al-Qaeda. All they want to trade is burqas. I
don't want to travel with them. They like one-way tickets."
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Paul responded by declaring that the other candidates were ratcheting
up war rhetoric:
"I would certainly urge a lot more caution than I'm hearing
here tonight," Paul said. "This incident should not
be thrown out of proportion to the point where we're getting ready
to attack Iran over this."
Watch Ron Paul's highlights from last night's debate:
This time last year the Congressman
warned that a staged Gulf of Tonkin style incident
may be used to provoke air strikes on Iran.