Former presidential candidate Ron Paul just put the most ghastly thing on Twitter earlier today. In response to the murder of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle at the hands of another Iraq War veteran dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Eddie Routh, Paul tweeted:
“Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword. Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense.”
Chris Kyle is an American hero who was trying to help a fellow soldier deal with PTSD. For Ron Paul to say this is horrifying to me.
I understand that Paul was against the war in Iraq but that doesn’t make Chris Kyle any less a hero. And Paul is the same man who called Bradley Manning, who leaked classified information to Wikileaks, a “true patriot.”
Ron Paul has a screw loose. Maybe a couple of ’em.