Skip to comments.Did Ron Paul just defend al Qaeda? Presidential candidate's campaign rocked by comment at GOP debate
Posted on 09/13/2011 5:07:39 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul was hushed by deafening boos from a crowd of Tea Partiers at Monday's GOP Presidential debate, after suggesting America's foreign police played a role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Mr Paul attempted to position his argument to slash military spending, contending that occupation was the 'real motivation' behind acts of terrorism by Muslim extremists against the U.S.
But a provocative retort from presidential candidate, Pennsylvania lawmaker Rick Santorum, instead drew wide support, after he dismissed Mr Paul's comments as 'irresponsible'.
Prior to the Tea Party debate, Mr Paul, 76, had reflected on the U.S. response to the 9/11 attacks in his weekly Texas Straight Talk column.
He argued that 'the attacks of 9/11 deserved a response. But the manner in which we responded has allowed radicals in the Muslim world to advance a very threatening narrative about us and our motivation in occupying their lands.'
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Nutty Ron has passed his shelf life.
I would love to hear RuPaul explain the Islamofascist attacks and murders elsewhere around the globe: Spain, London, Bali, Mumbai, etc. etc. etc.
Actually, I wouldn’t. I just wish the parasite would find another host to bleed instead of the Republican party.
I’m sick of this loon and his idiot followers.
Ron Paul Krugman.
To borrow a line from the Great One, "There, I've said it."
This loon Belongs in a rest home drinking his dinner from a sippy cup.
I don’t know why anyone is surprised by his position, he said the same thing in the 2008 debates. In Rudy G’s best moment of his campaign he took that old fool to the woodshed. Ron Paul and his surrender monkeys can kiss my ass too.
Ron Paul is an anti-Semitic nut that makes conservatives look like idiots by association. He is not conservative, he is crazy.
Paul’s answer last night should lead to a ban from the rest of the debates. He is an anti Semite. Period. He pushed the al queda justification that “Palestine has not been treated fairly’ by the US. This is a blatant anti israili stament that now legitimate conservative would ever utter. He has no understanding of Islam. He accepts whatever anti-Israel statements made by the radicals as understandable. Sort of like excusing Hitler because he had his own justification for his actions.
It was awesome. Finally people saying: “shut your stupid mouth Ron Paul, You are a coward and a traitor”
umm...he’s been doing this for quite a while.
He’s a Nut
Don’t call Ron Paul crazy, that exonerates him of any guilt.
IMO Ron Paul’s views on Israel and the Middle East are well thought out pure EVIL!!
And as for his nutball followers, by their fruits ye shall know them.
It is a good thing Dr. Paul is out of medicine...it is a shame he went into politics. Gardening is more suitable for him I think.
If you listen to his debate comments, he basically argues Al Qaeda’s point of view for them. He said that they spelled out why they attacked us—because we built military basis on their “holy lands” and didn’t treat the Palestinians fairly.
Then he went on to say that some other country had done this to us, we’d have a right to be “annoyed.”
Ron Paul is a NUT. This is just another of a long list of statements and political policies that Ron Paul has made over the years that render him a political lunatic and totally ineligible and unelectable.
I’ve seen and listened to plenty of Ron Paul supporters here in Austin. This city is loaded with them.
EVERYONE of them are an anti-war kook, do not have ONE conservative ideal in their thought process and have an Obama 2012 bumper sticker right next to their Ron Paul bumper sticker.
I never thought I’d say this but I trust a Hilary supporter before I trust a Ron Paul supporter. At least the Hilary supporter is upfront about voting Democrat.
I'll take Lunatics, Before and After for a thousand, Alex.
There are a number of things which Dr. Ron Paul talks about, which I agree with. However, I see increasingly, in EVERY debate, there are even more things that I do NOT agree with. I’m not sure where his ideas on many issues come from (some claim dementia), but I think they are less than accurate (to put it nicely).