Presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-TX) will be joined by Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA’s Bin Laden Unit, to discuss flawed American foreign policy and its implications on terrorism, security and Iraq.
The press conference will be held at 9:30AM EST on Thursday, May 24 in the National Press Club Lisagor Room.
During the “First in South” GOP debate, earlier this month, Dr. Paul stated that 50 years of interventionism in the Middle East is a significant motivating tool for radical Islamists. Dr. Paul’s position, though disparaged during the debate, has since received backing from numerous individuals, including others in the GOP, administration officials and – in excerpted reports – from the 9-11 Commission itself.
n the debate, Rudy Giuliani, a presidential candidate and well-known former Republican mayor of New York, called Dr. Paul’s position “absurd.” Giuliani is commonly characterized as a GOP “front-runner.” He is also considered well-versed in foreign policy, given his supervision of the “international city” of New York and his position as its leader during 9/11. However, he stated that he had “never heard such an explanation” as Ron Paul’s.
According to a limited-circulation release, Dr. Paul and Mr. Scheuer are expected to explain why Rudy Giuliani is wrong on security and foreign policy and provide documentation about the unintended consequences of interventionism – known to many in the intelligence community (and Dr. Paul as well) as “blowback.”