Rand Paul has been (thus far) smart enough to avoid publicly embracing the whackadoodle theories of his father on foreign policy, so I don't know if there's anything to the distinction you're trying to make.<quoted text>
More like Rand Paul.
What I'd forgotten when I posted about Ron Paul is that Pat Buchanan also promotes theories that we 'forced' Japan to go to war with us.
In looking into just how far and fast the 1941 version of Truther mental affliction is spreading these days, I did come across a book published late in 2011 called "Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover's Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath". I'm trying to get that one from the library, and if that fails I guess I'll break down and buy it on Kindle.
So ... you made me think, at least.