H/T Weasel Zippers
Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday:
Kyle and a friend were both killed by a veteran struggling with PTSD while working with him at a gun range on Saturday.
The former Marine, Eddie Ray Routh, turned his weapon on the other two men and shot them at close range, according to news accounts.
Kyle was the author of the best-selling “American Sniper,” which detailed his time as a record-holding SEAL sniper.
Paul has a long history of being opposed to American military intervention abroad. Read more via The Daily Caller...
Update: Ron Paul posted this on Facebook page a few hours ago.
As a veteran, I certainly recognize that this weekend’s violence and killing of Chris Kyle were a tragic and sad event. My condolences and prayers go out to Mr. Kyle’s family. Unconstitutional and unnecessary wars have endless unintended consequences. A policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies. -REP