Ron Paul lays Benghazi blame on U.S. ‘interventionism’

Posted May 15, 2013 by Katerina Nikolas
Ron Paul has laid the blame for the Benghazi attack on U.S. interventionism foreign policy, accusing both Republicans and Democrats of playing a political blame game.
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On Monday Ron Paul published an article entitled "What No One Wants to Hear About Benghazi" in the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
In the article Mr. Paul writes: "The Islamic radicals who attacked Benghazi were the same people let loose by the US-led attack on Libya. They were the rebels on whose behalf the US overthrew the Libyan government. Ambassador Stevens was slain by the same Islamic radicals he personally assisted just over one year earlier."
He then goes on to discuss the political point scoring between the Democrats and Republicans over the issue, saying: "Neither side wants to talk about the real lesson of Benghazi: interventionism always carries with it unintended consequences" concluding "The disputed talking points and White House whitewashing are just a sideshow."
According to Politico Ron Paul's son, Senator Rand Paul, said last week that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was "absolutely responsible" for Benghazi. His father's response to that was "Who can blame the administration for wanting to shift the focus?"