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CNN & Fox cut Rand Paul’s anti-war speech at RNC as he calls out Biden for backing wars in M. East, Serbia

RT | August 26, 2020

Senator Rand Paul’s (R-Kentucky) speech at the Republican National Convention was butchered by major cable networks, with CNN cutting it completely and Fox replacing the anti-war part with an interview.

Senator Paul, who frequently crossed swords with Donald Trump when both were vying to become the Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, admitted during his speech that he did not always agree with the president, but said that Trump’s desire to put an end to the “endless wars” far outweighs their differences.

“I’m supporting President Trump because he believes as I do, that a strong America cannot fight endless wars, we must not leave our blood and treasure in the Middle East quagmire,” Paul said.

Calling Trump “the first president in a generation to seek to end war rather than to start one,” Paul went on to attack what he called the “disastrous record of Joe Biden,” pointing out that as a senator, Biden voted to give then-President George W. Bush the authority to use force in Iraq.

“I fear Biden will choose war again. He supported the war in Serbia, Syria, Libya. Joe Biden will continue to spill our blood and treasure.”

Paul’s anti-war message, however, did not reach CNN viewers, with the cable network instead airing an interview with CNN political contributor and host Van Jones.

Fox News, which snubbed most of the first night of the convention, opting for its usual programming instead, replaced parts of Paul’s speech with host Tucker Carlson interviewing Donald Trump Jr. live on air.

MSNBC also interspersed Paul’s speech with insights from host Rachel Maddow, who attempted to fact-check Paul on his claim that Trump was “bringing our heroes home.”

Maddow claimed that the total number of personnel deployed overseas has even grown under Trump’s watch, although Paul appeared to refer primarily to deployments in hot spots in the conflict-ridden Middle East.

After he became the Democratic presidential candidate, Biden called his Iraq vote in October 2002 a “mistake,” arguing that by siding with the hawks, he wanted, not to launch a war, but rather “to prevent the war from happening.” Biden insists that, by untying Bush’s hands, he believed the administration would have been able to put more pressure on the UN Security Council and late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

Despite being a strong advocate for the US bombing campaign in Yugoslavia in 1999, Biden also extended his condolences to the victims of the raids while visiting Belgrade, Serbia in August 2016.

August 26, 2020 - Posted by | Mainstream Media, Warmongering | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. I saw at least part of Paul’s speech on a CNN segment. What he said incensed me…but not for his denunciation of Biden, with which I agree. I merely didn’t like Paul’s consorting with the bully-devil Trump in any way…can’t imagine his dad doing so, but who knows? [And none of the “elite” ever ventures in the direction of the *real* (Zio) scofflaw in the ME, US domestic, and global mix…to do so would be financially (it’s the Benjamins), politically and career-incorrect.]

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    Comment by roberthstiver | August 26, 2020 | Reply

  2. “I’m supporting President Trump because he believes as I do, that a strong America cannot fight endless wars, we must not leave our blood and treasure in the Middle East quagmire,” Paul said.

    Unfortunately for the American people, it is the Military Industrial Complex/Pentagon/CIA(and the Dual Passport Holders in the Government) who determine where the next War will be fought. The President just has to rubber stamp it, and we know what can happen to any President who displeases the MIC……

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 26, 2020 | Reply

  3. ChitNotNews not news.
    fox is a sewer except for carlson.
    maddow is a brothers grimm ghoul.

    trump 68% minimum.

    Like

    Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | August 27, 2020 | Reply


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