Every once in a while on the two-line chart of life, something former Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul says intersects with actual reality.
Tuesday was not one of those days.
On Tuesday, he told Fox Business Network he is afraid the U.S. government is going to kill Edward Snowden, the young man who leaked American surveillance secrets to The Guardian and Washington Post last week.
“I’m worried about somebody in our government might kill him with a cruise missile or a drone missile,” said Paul, according to the Fox News website. “I mean we live in a bad time where American citizens don’t even have rights and that they can be killed, but the gentlemen is trying to tell the truth about what’s going on.”
Come on, Dr. Paul. This kind of hyperbole is beneath even you. (Though it probably helps raise money for your “social welfare” nonprofit, the Campaign for Liberty).