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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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To: LucyT; dixiechick2000; shibumi; MestaMachine; Vanders9; RonBush; Eleutheria5; FlyingEagle; ...

LRon Paul sinks to a new low!

Ping!


51 posted on 12/09/2011 11:13:48 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
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.

We can hope he does. The paulbots will then vote for him instead of the person who hates America almost as much as Appeasement Paul, Obama.
52 posted on 12/09/2011 11:14:21 AM PST by rideharddiefast
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To: Responsibility2nd; All
Rush not only excoriated RP for being glee, he also warned the entire conservative movement, that this was the man that would not hesitate to run third party and possibly split enough votes for Bambi to glide through.

The guy is so damn weird.......

53 posted on 12/09/2011 11:14:27 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: Allegra

The Paultard’s tactic on this is to make a video to prove Fraud Paul right.

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?336246-We-Need-a-quot-Glee-quot-Video

Uuuuugggghhhhh...


54 posted on 12/09/2011 11:14:38 AM PST by mnehring
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To: LucyT; dixiechick2000; shibumi; MestaMachine; Vanders9; RonBush; Eleutheria5; FlyingEagle; ...

LRon Paul sinks to a new low!

Ping!


55 posted on 12/09/2011 11:15:00 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: sanjuanbob
The people who support Ron Paul are liberal pot smoking young people.

"Young people" is too kind a description.

They're punks. Liberal punks.

56 posted on 12/09/2011 11:16:49 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: anglian

And, Saddam Hussein was the patron of Carlos the Jackal.


57 posted on 12/09/2011 11:16:57 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: mnehring

I call them Paulistinians.

The new Larouchies.


58 posted on 12/09/2011 11:18:37 AM PST by SargeK
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To: rideharddiefast; brownsfan
ut what, in all the time he has been in Washington has he done about it?

He is in the best position now to prove he is more than just talk on economic issues. He is the chairman of the monetary policy committee. He could subpoena Fed records, actually conduct an independent investigation and audit, call for a special prosecutor, etc, and he has done jack and squat. He actually skipped one committee meeting on the fed to attend some legalize pot rally. 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.

59 posted on 12/09/2011 11:18:57 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Responsibility2nd

Seek help man.


60 posted on 12/09/2011 11:20:34 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: ohioWfan
How Ron Paul will get even a single vote in the Republican primaries is a puzzlement.

Simple, cross over dimwits. Only the far left hate America enough to vote for him.
61 posted on 12/09/2011 11:21:33 AM PST by rideharddiefast
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To: Responsibility2nd

What a piece of shit.

I don’t care if it is profanity, it needs to be stated with total clarity as to what is ment. Actually this is an insult to pieces of shit and I appologize for that.


62 posted on 12/09/2011 11:22:02 AM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country., Really! NOW!!!)
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To: Rummyfan

I marked him as DONE when he advocated legalizing heroin at a GOP Debate.


63 posted on 12/09/2011 11:23:52 AM PST by BereanBrain
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To: ohioWfan; sanjuanbob

>> “The people who support Ron Paul are liberal pot smoking young people.” <<

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At the TEA Party Express Tour kick-off rally in Napa, the Ron Paul contingent was easily the oldest group in attendance, mostly in their 60s and 70s, and I have to hand it to them for getting there early and claiming all the shade.

I didn’t see even one young person among them, and they were the most vocal too.


64 posted on 12/09/2011 11:26:58 AM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

And the RonPaul pushers wonder why we don’t like their man.


65 posted on 12/09/2011 11:28:00 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Ari Fleisher Tweeted: "The man is nuts."

66 posted on 12/09/2011 11:29:19 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: dirtymac

Lol you got brass FRiend call him out for what he is a pos.


67 posted on 12/09/2011 11:29:53 AM PST by erod (I've had enough hope for 4 years, it's time for a change.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Does Ron know that 3 year olds are ineligible to vote?


68 posted on 12/09/2011 11:30:24 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: RJS1950

I have one regularly sending me the Ron Paul stuff - along with tons of other consipiracy related stuff.

I know my friend is intelligent - yet I can’t help but be discouraged by the garbage people seem to want to believe in.

I’ve been told if you don’t see things their way you are “closed minded”


69 posted on 12/09/2011 11:30:24 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: BereanBrain

I marked him as DONE when he advocated legalizing heroin at a GOP Debate.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I marked him as DONE when he teamed up with Barney Fag to legalize dope.


70 posted on 12/09/2011 11:38:00 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

And Iran is not a threat.

Ari is right.

Bush, Rummy and the rest were horrified at what happened.


71 posted on 12/09/2011 11:43:34 AM PST by allen08gop (Insert appropriate picture here...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

72 posted on 12/09/2011 11:46:01 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Responsibility2nd
It is Clinton that had that mindset.

Sources revealed that he was ecstatic over the Ok. City bombing, as it could be used as gaining political capitol for him.

From the cover up of the fact that a Mideastern man was seen involved (Islamic terrorism) to bulldozing the evidence before it could be investigated.

The bulldozing tactic was also used after the government massacre at Waco, perpetuated by Clinton and put into action by another criminal murderer, Janet Reno.

Ron Paul, you are off the wall

73 posted on 12/09/2011 11:48:10 AM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Bill Clinton had ... Waco, and David Koresh, the Kosovo War, Serbs and Bosnians, and the Oklahoma City bombing ...

But when the twin towers were brought down Bill Clinton was envious of Bush. He wished it had happened on his watch.

???

74 posted on 12/09/2011 11:49:27 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Rummyfan

“You can mark this day as the day Ron Paul’s campaign is officially DONE. “

yeah but his supporters actually agree with him.


75 posted on 12/09/2011 11:53:26 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Responsibility2nd

Calm down, Ron. We'll get you to a happy place real soon! One with trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes! They're coming to take you away!

76 posted on 12/09/2011 11:53:55 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: geologist

How true, see my post just above yours...


77 posted on 12/09/2011 11:55:46 AM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“Ari is too nice to use the word nuts. Traitor should be used.”

I’ll call him a traitorous bastard.


78 posted on 12/09/2011 11:56:04 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Servant of the Cross; Allegra

Good point. Where are the Paultards ?

Pinging is tempting, indeed......Must....resist.....


79 posted on 12/09/2011 11:57:37 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: IbJensen; Captain Kirk; PhilipFreneau

Care to defend this ?


80 posted on 12/09/2011 12:01:42 PM 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: Absolutely Nobama; bamahead; Travis McGee

Same question to the Libertarian:

RoPaul is your boy.

Care to defend this ?


81 posted on 12/09/2011 12:03:36 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Servant of the Cross; Allegra

I couldn’t help myself. I pinged a few.


82 posted on 12/09/2011 12:04:45 PM 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
It pisses me off that RoPaul is (currently) posing as a Republican.

Agreed. He is using the Republican label because no one would pay attention to him if he ran as a Libertarian. He is not a conservative, and I'm really hoping he leaves the GOP sooner rather than later.

83 posted on 12/09/2011 12:07:51 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: mnehring

“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.”

Outstanding observation!


84 posted on 12/09/2011 12:09:24 PM 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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Ron Paul: Bush administration felt ‘glee’ after 9/11 These scumbags agree. -—>From DU ChoppinBroccoli (1000+ posts)
Response to Original message
POST 25. Why Do You Think Bush Allowed It To Happen?
Of course they were gleeful. Just that shot of Bush pumping his fist minutes before going on TV to tell the American public what was going on should have made that clear.

I will go to my grave knowing one thing: if Al Gore had been President, 9/11 would never have happened.
-———————————————————— Enthusiast (1000+ posts) Response to Reply #25
POST 31. And that is why Gore was never allowed
to take the office of President that he fairly won in the election.

Remember, Gore even proposed strengthening airline cockpit doors well before 9/11. I remember hearing Limbaugh poo pooing the idea because it would have cost $300 per air liner door. Of course Limbaugh was against anything proposed by Democrats. ____________________________________________________________Dear DU’ers, lurking on FR, since I cannot post on your site, enjoy these facts.

Al Gore was appointed to head some commission to look into airline security. The airline industry ended up making a major contribution to the Clinton/Gore reelection campaign of that year.

Allegedly, one of the discussed improvements was reinforcing/securing airplane cockpit doors...nothing ever became of that, because.....

The day after Gore’s letter to the Air Transport Association, Trans World Airlines donated $40,000 to the Democratic National Committee. By the time of the presidential election, other airlines had poured large donations into Democrat Party committees: $265,000 from American Airlines, $120,000 from Delta Air Lines, $115,000 from United Air Lines, $87,000 from Northwest Airlines, according to an analysis done for the Boston Globe by the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks donations. A total of $627,000 was donated to the Democrats by major airlines.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1502229/posts

With all of the hearings with respect to the 9/11 terrorist attacks the one single greatest factor which could have prevented the WTC and Pentagon from being hit would have been secure bullet proof cockpit doors on our commercial aircraft. And, fitting a bulkhead that permanently blocks access to the cockpit from the cabin.

If our aircraft had secure cockpit doors and a bulkhead to block access the planes could not have been used to hit targets. Period. Case closed.

So, the single greatest question should be- why were we penny wise and pound foolish with respect to our commercial aircraft for so many years after we understood that terrorists might hijack American Aircraft?

Following the downing of TWA Flight 800 in 1996, Gore was entrusted by President Clinton to investigate airline safety. He was named chairman of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety.

The Gore commission produced what most observers considered to be a tough preliminary report unveiled Sept. 9 of that year one that included tough counter-terrorism procedures.

Following the election, in January, Gore floated a draft final report that eliminated all security measures from the commission’s findings, according to the insider. Two commission members balked, as did CIA Director John Deutch.

Fearing more political heat, Gore pulled back the draft report. A month later, the final report was issued, one that included requirements that would cost the airlines some money, but save some lives in the future

Only one thing was lacking from the report’s requirements, said the whistleblower - there was no deadline by which those requirements would have to be met. It was open-ended. In other words, it wasn’t worth the paper on which it was written.


85 posted on 12/09/2011 12:10:09 PM PST by anglian
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To: Responsibility2nd

I have this funny feeling they’re not gonna show.


86 posted on 12/09/2011 12:12:14 PM 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: Absolutely Nobama; Responsibility2nd

They have to coordinate their message first. See post #54. They’ll get their cute little video ‘proving’ Paul right(sic) and post it as their evidence. That, or they’ll just call everyone here warmongers and chickenhawks


87 posted on 12/09/2011 12:15:55 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Responsibility2nd

I know this is not going to be popular, but I knew at least one guy, a Jewish-American, who was somewhat gleeful on 9/11, because he thought it would bring Americans closer to Israel.


88 posted on 12/09/2011 12:21:15 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: mnehring

Perhaps they’re out of pot.

LOL!


89 posted on 12/09/2011 12:24:12 PM 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: editor-surveyor; sanjuanbob

So they’re OLD pot smokers. It doesn’t matter - young or old, they’re punks. And they’re liberals.


90 posted on 12/09/2011 12:25:15 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Absolutely Nobama; Designer

Let me help...you forgot to ping Designer. :-)


91 posted on 12/09/2011 12:26:57 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Not really. It’s much like what Billy Goat Clinton said as Air Force 1 was flying to the Oklahoma City terror. He was positively ecstatic as he had an opportunity to show his leadership at a time of perceived crisis.

Ron Paul is not the best candidate for president, but neither are the other two RINOs. Paul did promise to eliminate the FED, EPA and DOE, among other monolithic entities of the central socialist government. Further, he promised to slash well over 1 trillion from the bloated budget in his first year.

If he could accomplish that I would be pleased. The other rough edges he displays would smooth out.


92 posted on 12/09/2011 12:26:57 PM PST by IbJensen (Ron Paul For President!)
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To: IbJensen
Paul did promise to eliminate the FED, EPA and DOE..

Well, where are his bills then? This legislation would start in Congress, where he is at now. Last time I checked, he has been completely ineffectual there, but he claims he can do more as President who doesn't have legislative authority? Oh, and the Fed, the thing he talks about so much.. how is he doing as Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee? Oh yea, jack and squat. No investigation, no subpoenas, no independent investigator, no witnesses. All things he has the seat and legal authority to do now...

Just another old career politician who talks, talks, talks, but actually doesn't want his pet issues to go away lest he can no longer raise money off them.

93 posted on 12/09/2011 12:31:44 PM PST by mnehring
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To: IbJensen
Blaming America for 9/11 and accusing the Bush administration of 'glee' is not a 'rough edge.'

It's a mortal blow to sanity, decency and truth, and it can't ever 'smooth out.'

94 posted on 12/09/2011 12:31:44 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ron Paul may be nuts, but his followrs are uber nuts. They really remind me of more of a cult, like Scientologists or Moonies, than just everyday folks.

Like the unionistas who bus people all over to “express” themselves, ditto for the Paulites. At CPAC, straw polls, even when Hermann Cain was in the middle of his speech announcing he was suspending his campaign..There on the front row, Some guy with a ginormous Ron Paul sign, blocking the view of everyone who was standing behind him.


95 posted on 12/09/2011 12:36:22 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: IbJensen

No, the other “rough edges” DO NOT “smooth out”.

Sharing the same views as the Authoritarian Left is NEVER acceptable.


96 posted on 12/09/2011 12:39:55 PM 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: Allegra

Ah....that stupid stroke I had....Memory is not what it used to be....

Thanks!


97 posted on 12/09/2011 12:43:18 PM 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: Allegra

Thanks, Allegra, for the ping.


98 posted on 12/09/2011 12:45:21 PM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: The Iceman Cometh
Paul would be a great choice at the top of the ticket. I hear he wants Admiral Stockdale as his running mate.

Oh, great, then we could hear the infamous "Who am I? Why am I here?" at BOTH the Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates next autumn.

99 posted on 12/09/2011 12:48:08 PM PST by ssaftler ("John Galt, we need you!")
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

You wonder why I have have a problem with that piece of excrement Ron Paul ? This one of many, many reasons.


100 posted on 12/09/2011 12:48:13 PM 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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