I find it ironic that Maher, usually a liberal, hateful liberal, is actively defending the CIA in this clip. I usually don't like Maher's program, but watch occasionally for either laughs or ammunition.
Ron Paul was much more composed than Maher in this interview. I don't agree with every point of Paul's, but we are in agreement on many issues. Ron Paul believes in global warming, apparently. I do in so much as it is naturally caused, but negligable. Ever since the end of the ice age, we have had glaciers and ice caps melting. No big surprise there, and we can't blame it on mankind. Scientists have told us for years that glaciers would melt...long before we ever heard about global warming and were hearing about the coming ice age.
I don't believe that every war is about oil, nor do I believe that radical Muslims attack the U.S. because of our foreign policies or our current wartime efforts in the Middle East. We have been getting attacked bit by bit, as have Israel, France, Spain, Indonesia, and other nations. This is hardly the fault of the United States but rather of a backwards society and false religion full of murderous zealots.
I agree with Ron Paul's Civil War commentary regarding slavery and the causes of the war. Sure, abolition was a part of the war motivation, but not as much as some say or others dismiss.
Maher sure didn't get into any deep or important subjects. Instead, he tried to make Ron Paul look like a kook. Instead, he made himself look like a chump.