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).
We are in 138 Countries around the World. We don’t need to be playing Globo-Cop.
Before 9/11 what Islamic nation were we “occupying”?
Is having a military presence in a nation that wants you there “occupation” to Ron Paul?
“He pushed the al queda justification that Palestine has not been treated fairly”
No, he didn’t. If you choose, go back and watch it again ( I will, probably several times). While I disagree with the point he was trying to make, he stated what the STATED reasoning behind the attacks, was (which we all do know is a lie). I don’t know if he is unable to understand that the Islamists are lying, or what, but saying he was pushing that (while really paraphrasing what their leaders had said), is disingenious.
He was wrong, and I will not support his statements, but I think it’s important to accurately identify what it is that he said.
“We dont need to be playing Globo-Cop.”
True, but we need to have treaties and make good on them. I say if we have no mutually beneficial, legal treaty, we get out. If we do, then we fulfill our obligations. There is nothing wrong with partnering with other countries for mutual benefit. There is a big problem with being the world’s sugar daddy and baby sitter.
How did Rand Paul spring from his loins?
“We are in 138 Countries around the World. We dont need to be playing Globo-Cop.”
OK that has nothing to do with the treasonous defending of al qaeda right after Sept 11. Now go back to your cave.
“While I disagree with the point he was trying to make, he stated what the STATED reasoning behind the attacks, was (which we all do know is a lie). “
The reason for the attacks is islamofascism, pure and simple. Ron Paul didn’t want to say this because it doesn’t blame America’s foreign policy so he accepted the stated reasons, instead.
“I would love to hear RuPaul explain the Islamofascist attacks and murders elsewhere around the globe: Spain, London, Bali, Mumbai, etc. etc. etc.”
That’s an easy one for him.
(1) Ron Paul's isolationist anti-Semitism, and
(2) ten years of no-win whack-a-mole in which our blood and treasure are spilt so that the Islamists can gain power in both Iraq and Afghanistan...
then frankly I flip a coin. There must be another option.
Dems have Dennis Kucinich, we have Ron Paul; that’s pretty much a wash.
Yes, there is. That would be calling a spade, a spade. Stop all of the "RoP" nonsense. Eventually, if this country and the rest of Western Civilization are to be saved, izlam must be stopped. That EVIL needs to be extracted from Western Civilization, root and branch. That is the option that we will be forced to choose, hopefully sooner rather than later.
But Dennis Kucinich didn’t poll 12% in his presidential bid, as CNN is saying Paul does. Does that mean the Democrats have fewer kooks in their ranks than the GOP? If 12% of “conservatives” agree with Paul then we’re in trouble.
I loved it, too. Santorum appeared sincerely mortified.
This is the very reason that Ron Paul must be allowed to continue debating. Not because he's right, but because he's so wrong that people need to wake up to exactly what it is we're facing. We've spent almost 10 years at war now in the Middle East, but we've got enemy camps inside our own borders that we won't do anything about. Until we realize that ISLAM AS A WHOLE is the true enemy and not the "
Islamic Terrorist Nation of the Month", we're never going to win this war.
8 people at the debate. The only loser was Wrong Paul. He’s done, he just don’t know it yet.
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
Rand Paul is actually at the beginning of what could be a pretty productive Senate career. This morning he has to be swilling Maalox, wondering just how the heck he is gonna dance away from this one.
I agree with your comment. The other thing that’s off-putting about Ron Paul is the behavior of some of his supporters.
islam has been at war with us since 1802, with the Barbary Pirates.
Long before there was Israel, palestinian refugee camps, and Long before we were playing ...”””””Globo-Cop”””””
For Mr. Paul, I have 3 words...
“ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY”
That's a little more accurate!!!
Or can you explain to me why the US is so often dictating Israeli policy?
Did you know we are STILL rotating troops in and out of Bosnia? Why? There was never a declared war, or even a "resolution for the use of force".
When you hear folks like Dr. Paul going on about stuff like that, this is what it means. It's much less than "anti-Israel" and much more "anti-Global Nanny"/"entangling alliances".
Just hoping the fruit fell far away from the tree in this case....
The average Ron Paul supporter is best summed up as Hyde from That 70s Show - smokes too much weed, thinks everything’s a conspiracy, and lives in someone else’s basement.
I sort of was a Paul supporter until that comment. I’m against continuing the wars (and starting one in Libya). I’m also against our playing globo-cop the world over. Although I support Israel, I don’t believe they are 100% right and the Palis have some legitimate grievances. Fighting a “War on Terror” ad aeternam is a joke.
But Paul’s comments take the cake. Blaming us for 9/11 is just foolishness of the highest degree. Killing Bin Laden and neutralizing Al Qaeda was 100% right in my book.
For the record, I’m a vet w/ two post 9/11 deployments.
Did you hear the audio that Glenn Beck just played of a drunken driver being pulled over by the police?
He keeps slurredly insisting to the cops that they need to read the Constition, and that they don’t understand it, etc.
At the end, while handcuffed in the backseat of the police cruiser, he shouts, drunkenly, “Ron Paul 2012!! Ron Paul 2012!!”