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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Mark Levin is tearing RuPaul a new one right now about this!
The reality is that the one who yapped this nasty, unmitigated B.S. is the one who should be explaining his leftist, Alex Jones-fueled views.
I know Rand’s supporting his dad, but surely he cringed when he heard this hateful lunacy.
ROFL - a rich and well-deserved legacy for Ron Paul.
What is this old fruitcake smoking?????
It doesn’t work like that - he’d siphon off some Independent and “conservative” votes.
You’re going to give some of these people here fits with that.
BTW, thanks for those links.
I'm a truth-seeker, hear out everybody, read both sides of an issue, don't swallow propaganda, when in doubt, return to the facts. That always gets me in trouble! ;)
Seriously, I read a lot of Solzhenitsyn, Huxley, and Orwell when I was young -- I'm aware of how black can get turned into white, up into down, wrong into right, just by giving in to group-think instead of thinking for yourself. But the latter too has its price.
“Youre going to give some of these people here fits with that.”
Fits of uncontrolled laughter, perhaps.
It’s well documented Bush II (and Clinton, and G.W. Bush) all considered Iraq a threat before 9/11, and all wanted Saddam out. Whether Bush II was “gleeful” to have a 9/11 as a reason to go in and actually do it is for historians, foreign policy wonks, and cable news talking heads to debate, not me. I don’t think that ‘glee’ is a word I would have chosen.
But hey, Ron Paul is free to choose whatever words he wants to give anyone listening pause to think about it. Sometimes he doesn’t choose the smoothest ones, or even the right ones, as we’ve seen quite frequently.
Of course, many will simply choose not to think and just take the easy road of slamming Paul for saying anything at all.
So- no, I’m not going to waste anymore keystrokes defending anything he says. What actual good would that do? At least not to you, anyway. You can either debate the statement on its merits, or lack thereof. You’ve already made your choice! So what do you need me for?
I hope you are right
“I’m a truth-seeker, hear out everybody, read both sides of an issue, don’t swallow propaganda......”
And yet, you’re a Paulbot that starts off every other sentence with “Only Ron Paul” and “Ron Paul is the only....”
“Whether Bush II was ‘gleeful’ to have a 9/11 as a reason to go in and actually do it is for historians, foreign policy wonks, and cable news talking heads to debate, not me.”
The only ones who were gleeful on 9/11 were the Islamists that Ron Paul and his Code Pinko allies support.
And you are an intellectually lazy, ad hominem-slinging, slanderer, but I try not to hold that against you. I've just guessed it's all you are capable of -- a cognitive deficit that doesn't allow to think, but instead focuses purely on the emotion of "hating Ron Paul". It's so vicious and all-pervasive, it's almost personal and certainly blinding - -especially in thinking that you are impressing anyone with your "brilliance" on this issue. You've offered no facts to counter what the facts -- you are just like a monkey slinging poo --very impressive I'm sure to a 2nd grader.
You’re right. It is personal. It’s very, very personal. See, I have a serious problem with subhumans like RuPaul who call this magnificent country “imperialist”, as if it were the Soviet Union or the Third Reich. I have loads of problems with people who accept endorsements from Code Pinko and Stormfront. You know what else ? I resent the fact that your hero voted to repeal DADT and refuses to support a Constitutional amendment to protect marriage from the evil and unconstitutional homosexual agenda. I’m leaving something out....Oh yeah, I resent how RuPaul loads earmark after earmark on bills he knows will pass and then votes “no” to look cool for his cultists.
Is that enough fact for you ?
He is just another old career politician who has a pet issue he likes to talk about but dares not actually fix the issue lest he doesn’t have it to talk about or raise money on any more.
Yep. Just like other GOPers on issues like abortion.
He's polling a lot better than your male cheerleader of a candidate, isn't he?
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