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Jim Hale’s Change of Heart

Yesterday I was so impressed by Jim Hale’s exclusive article over at the Ron Paul Institute wonderfully titled “Confessions of a War Propagandist,” that I also posted here on TRL. A major reason for my being impressed, of course, was because of who Jim Hale is. As the article states, Hale was the media relations director at the Committee of the Liberation of Iraq, a key influencer on behalf of the War Party’s efforts for regime change in Iraq. Hale worked closely with neocon head honcho Bill Kristol and their favorite advocate in the Federal Government: John McCain.

At any rate, today Tom Woods published Hale’s first interview since “confessing” his role in the deceitful and destructive efforts toward a completely unnecessary, unjustifiable, and unconstitutional war in Iraq. It was pretty fascinating. Apparently, Hale was one who knew Ron Paul was right in his understanding of the facts and the theory of the entire war effort, both in terms of the actual cause of the events and also in terms of the propaganda that was being promoted to drive the country toward war. But both in 2008 and 2012, Hale admits rejecting Paul’s arguments by rationalizing the very false narrative to himself until just this year when first Rubio and then Cruz quit the GOP race. At that point, Hale knew it was over and he “woke up one morning” and decided he was done.

He even cites his faith as a key motivator to his change of heart.

He literally stumbled onto Tom Woods’ site by accident, starting listening to the podcasts, bought a whole stack of the site’s recommended books to educate himself on the liberty philosophy (and no doubt on all the war-related podcasts Tom Woods has done). He even decided to give Ron Paul’s book The Revolution a chance. This was all a couple months ago, apparently. He messaged Tom Woods and recorded his first public reflection on the matter.

Completely remarkable. I mean this guy was at the very top of the propaganda efforts and here he is today, the weight of his lies finally off his chest, ready and willing to dig into the liberty movement’s resources and  open up about his change of heart. We always like the dream of the day when an “insider” will finally come clean about the corruption and lies that go on, to expose himself and his colleagues and to tell the truth about what they are doing. It’s been done before, but this truly is a great moment.

Here is the interview, give it a listen!

Published in C.Jay Engel

  • Jim Hale

    Thanks for your kind words C. Jay. I wish I had also emphasized the tragic consequences our wars have had on Middle Eastern Christians. CS Lewis wrote in Letters To Malcolm that when Christians say we will pray about something, it is often code language for not wanting to actually do something about it. This is one of the reasons I’m speaking out. The plight of oppressed Christians will only get worse if Assad is removed. I truly think that Americans are war weary and one thing we CAN do is to vote out McCain and every other interventionist member of both houses of congress.

  • Jim Hale

    Thanks for your kind words C. Jay. I wish I had also emphasized the tragic consequences our Middle Eastern wars have had on Christians. CS Lewis wrote in Letters To Malcolm that Christians often say they will pray about something because they don’t actually want to do anything about it. We can do something by getting rid of interventionist members of congress, starting with McCain. His primary opponent, Kelli Ward is saying the right things: “Kelli supports military engagement only as a last resort, only when Constitutionally approved by Congress, and only when there is a clear strategy for decisive victory, not endless occupations and expensive nation-building overseas.”