Skip to comments.Ron Paul: 9/11 prompted "glee" in Bush administration
Posted on 12/09/2011 10:14:48 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Thursday evening that Bush administration officials were gleeful after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks because it gave them a pretext to invade Iraq.
"Just think of what happened after 9/11. Immediately before there was any assessment there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq," the Texas Republican told a group of mostly young backers in Iowa. He went on to suggest officials are now setting the stage for an invasion of Iran.
Paul, who was tied for second in this week's CBS News/New York Times poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers, is making a strong push in the Hawkeye state in hopes of scoring an upset victory in the first-in-the-nation January 3 caucuses. Paul volunteers have been working to convince Paul's mostly young supporters - many of whom will be on holiday break from college when the caucuses take place - to be sure to make it to their caucus site.
Paul's libertarian views - on the foreign policy front, he wants to dramatically reduce the U.S. military presence abroad and end all foreign aid - put him at odds with many Republican voters. A poll from Gallup this week found that 62 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters see Paul as an unacceptable nominee.
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In response to Paul's comments Thursday evening, former Bush administration spokesman Ari Fleisher Tweeted: "The man is nuts."
Rummy completely refutes Paul's charge.
There is no way in Hades that I'd trust the nuclear football to Ron Paul.
Ron Paul is an idiot-savant.
He understands the economy and the role of the Fed better than most on Capitol Hill.
Beyond that, the idiot part kicks in.
He is a nutbag and the bigger question is how far gone are the people electing the nutbag.
Many of his supporters think that President Bush had a hand in 9/11. Hard to believe there are any people here who support him, no matter what his views are on the Fed or limited government.
I was going to say something snarky, but Ari summed it up nicely. No further comment required.
Disgusting fraud. His candidacy stopped being funny a while back.
Hey, Ron....we know you hate America. Give it a rest.
Sounds more like he is “Nuckin’ Futz” to me! If he is going to take all these off the wall stances why doesn’t he change his affiliation from Republican to Plumb Loco?
It pisses me off that RoPaul is (currently) posing as a Republican.
HE IS A LIBERTARIAN, FGS.
And despite what he says; I don’t trust him to keep his promise not to go third party when he loses the GOP nominatiion.
(See tagline) I hate libertarians. And Ron Paul is the personification of libertarians.
Hey! Ron Paul! Yea, you. You are f'ing nuts!
What a whack job. I’ve watched several debates and the guy is off in La-La land somewhere.
Paul is either misquoted or nuts. Bush and his administration were not opportunists. In fact it was the out of power Rats who were enraged they were not in power to take advantage of the 9/11 crisis as a Rat agenda opportunity.
You couldn’t time this post better. Rush is now all over him.
His candidacy should be over after this but there are way too many cranks who agree with him.
Oh, no....RuPaul’s not a Truther....Of course not. What would ever give you that idea ? /sarc.
It never ends with this piece of trash.....it never ends.
Paul is a despicable, power hungry freak.
I have to agree.
Paul will NEVER be the President of the United States. Thank God!
I’m afraid that Paul may have just enough addled supporters to give Numbnuts a second term.
Not only is Paul a lunatic, he’s a dangerous lunatic. So unfortunate that his following, who are for the most part really good people, have developed such a cultlike attitude which suspends reason.
So now he’s adding slander to his list of sins. Bsstard.
Ron. We had a shooting war with this country in 1991 following their invasion of a neighbor; you might remember it. We lost hundreds of soldiers, some were captured, some never recovered. A ceasefire was declared, the terms of which Iraq regularly violated. They also regularly fired upon our aircraft which were enforcing the terms of the ceasefire. That’s an attack in my book.
Saddam harbored terrorists who killed Americans, paid others and the families of suicide bombers who killed Americans and our allies, and attacked America’s interests.
So now he’s adding slander to his list of sins. Bastard.
So now he’s adding slander to his list of sins. Bastard.
Sadly, Ron Paul in the White House would be our biggest national security threat.
This guy is delusional to the point of being a serious danger to the nation, if power were placed in his hands.
When parts of a man reach this level of delusion, talking about any other aspect of him as if he were at all sane, is counter-productive.
Gone are the days when I could say that Ron saw some things clearly. The respect I had for him over the years, has been replaced by the acknowledgement that he is a non benign fruit-cake.
Just like the one’s at Christmas, families now pass around Ron Paul every four years, because no one with the slightest common sense is partaking.
RP will never get near the White House.
“Ron Paul: 9/11 prompted “glee” in Bush administration”
“Nutty Ron Paul anti-Bush statement prompted “Glee” in left wing media”
Nuttier than squirrel poo.
Which is a shame, because this trainwreck of a foreign policy reduces the legitimacy of the real points he has on spending issues. (Minus earmarks to his own district, of course.)
When it comes to terrorism, Ron Paul is just another naive bleeding heart liberal.
OMG! He said whaaaaaat ?????
This guy is a whack job! Anyone else feel that he’s damaging his son’s reputation via DNA? The “Paul” family name may end up being synonymous with craziness, thereby hurting Rand.
That Ron Perot, er Paul would be a great choice at the top of the ticket. I hear he wants Admiral Stockdale as his running mate.
Ron Paul campaign theme music has just been changed to “Send in the Clowns.”
But to say they reacted “with glee” after our nation was attacked, and more lives were lost than at Pearl Harbor; is traitorous.
Ari is too nice to use the word nuts. Traitor should be used.
The people who support Ron Paul are liberal pot smoking young people. The drug issue is the ONLY reason that young liberals support him. Otherwise he’s just an old kook that nobody even listens to. PS..there are a lot of young pot smokers out there and that’s why he makes these outlandish statements.
They have a defense of this, right?
Well folks, RuPaul himself came out to prove what a pr**k everybody says he is.
Paul is obviously trying to evolve from simply being a nutcase to being a nutcase and a piece of human debris like the OWS scum he sympathizes with.
I am no defender or admirer of Bush 43, but this assertion is a malicious lie.
On television and in his newsletter at that time he put forth his belief that our troops’ use of armored bulldozers and tanks fitted with plows to clear trench lines (instead of perhaps jumping in with bayonet and trench knife) amounted to war crimes.
Couldn't have said it better myself, Ari.
How Ron Paul will get even a single vote in the Republican primaries is a puzzlement.
He's an embarrassment not only to conservatism (which, of course he is not), but to America.
I just want him to go away.
* crickets * [pinging is tempting]
LRon Paul sinks to a new low!
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