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Ron Paul: 9/11 prompted "glee" in Bush administration
CBS News ^ | 12/09/2011 | Brian Montopoli

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."


1 posted on 12/09/2011 10:14:52 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
I'm almost finished with Rumsfeld's memoir, then I'll read Cheney's.

Rummy completely refutes Paul's charge.

There is no way in Hades that I'd trust the nuclear football to Ron Paul.

2 posted on 12/09/2011 10:18:17 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


3 posted on 12/09/2011 10:18:27 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He is a nutbag and the bigger question is how far gone are the people electing the nutbag.


4 posted on 12/09/2011 10:18:38 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


5 posted on 12/09/2011 10:18:59 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Responsibility2nd
You can mark this day as the day Ron Paul's campaign is officially DONE.
6 posted on 12/09/2011 10:19:42 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I was going to say something snarky, but Ari summed it up nicely. No further comment required.


7 posted on 12/09/2011 10:20:46 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Allegra; lormand; BlackElk; Absolutely Nobama

Disgusting fraud. His candidacy stopped being funny a while back.


8 posted on 12/09/2011 10:20:46 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Responsibility2nd
Oh good grief...Ron Paul's shooting off at the mouth again.

Hey, Ron....we know you hate America. Give it a rest.

9 posted on 12/09/2011 10:21:46 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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?


10 posted on 12/09/2011 10:22:11 AM PST by NCDragon (If you can't stand behind the troops, try standing in front of them!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


11 posted on 12/09/2011 10:23:38 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hey! Ron Paul! Yea, you. You are f'ing nuts!

12 posted on 12/09/2011 10:25:56 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Rummyfan
Why would that be? This nutburger spouted more offensive offal than this in the early 90s, yet he is still there. There are plenty of people who believe his crap.
13 posted on 12/09/2011 10:30:17 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What a whack job. I’ve watched several debates and the guy is off in La-La land somewhere.


14 posted on 12/09/2011 10:34:46 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Responsibility2nd
Complete bunk.

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.

15 posted on 12/09/2011 10:35:00 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


16 posted on 12/09/2011 10:37:32 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

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.


17 posted on 12/09/2011 10:38:37 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Paul is a despicable, power hungry freak.


18 posted on 12/09/2011 10:39:22 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I have to agree.


19 posted on 12/09/2011 10:41:01 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Responsibility2nd

Paul will NEVER be the President of the United States. Thank God!


20 posted on 12/09/2011 10:42:25 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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