Skip to comments.Sarah Palin on Fox says she thought Iraq was behind 9/11
Posted on 01/13/2010 8:08:37 AM PST by Al B.
In her debut as a contributor to Fox News, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin admitted Tuesday that leading up to her 2008 vice presidential debate she thought Iraq may have been behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Interviewed by Fox Newss Bill OReilly on his show The OReilly Factor, Palin trashed many of the critical accounts of her candidacy in the new book Game Change. But one story from the book that Palin did not say was made up or a lie was the description of her uncertainty as to whether Iraq had a hand in the planning of the September 11 attacks.
I did talk a lot to [campaign strategist] Steve Schmidt about the history of the war and where the attackers could have come from, Palin said of her debate prep during the fall of 2008 more than five years after the start of the war in Iraq and seven years after the terrorist attacks that hit New York and Washington.
I do admit to asking questions about that, she said.
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Lying bstrds...she said nothing of the kind...and as she was about to explain what happened. OReally, of course, cut her off...
I watched that interview and I don’t recall her saying that. Politico LIES again.
“Thought” and “wondered” are two different things.
Has Salman Pak been explained completely?
All you have to do is watch the show to see its a lie, but the media can’t report anything factual. Like another freeper said, this story will be quoted as a source all over the MSM.
I watched her on this show and I don’t recall her saying that.
Iraq / Hussein was behind a lot of terrorism. Any analyst who didn’t consider whether or not 9/11 was supported by Iraq is a dumbass.
Andy Barr lies (again). The title doesn’t match her quote.
that is twisted so much they must have been dizzy.
She never said Iraq was behind 9/11
Still she can go on Beck’s show tonight and tell this writer that he is a dope
The left is so totally emotionally and politically invested in a complete separation of Iraq from 9/11 that there will be no rational discussion of the topic.
Politico - what the Weekly World News would be if it lost all credibility.
To the author of the Politico piece please for your own sake put down the bong.
Did Atta meet with Iraqi intetlligence agents in Prauge?
I don’t know.
Was Salman Pak a training ground for Al Qaeda in Iraq pre 9/11
I don’t know.
What the hell happened with Abel Danger?
I don’t know.
Sure, I have questions.
Wish I had answers.
Oh, and what’s funny about this “article” from Politico is that the same people that will ridicule Sarah Palin about Iraq being behind 9/11, they themselves believe that George Bush was behind it.
how about everyone on here writing to this idiot and telling him where he’s wrong and that he can’;t even get the basics right
saddam supported the terrorists, remember the training area with the plane? saddam obviously didnt want his fingerprints on the attack but gave a hand to the 9/11 act of war.
She most certainly did not. She said she asked about it, not that she thought Iraq was behind it. Doesn’t anyone at Politico actually watch the shows before doing a critique?
There they go again. Making things up. I watched the entire interview and she said no such thing.
YEARS AGO IT CAME OUT THAT IRAQ INDEED HARBORED TERRORIST TRAINING CAMPS. SARAH IS RIGHT AGAIN!! POLITICO TWISTED THE FACTS. HEY POLITICO, AS JOE WILSON WOULD SAY-——YOU LIE!!!
Wish I recorded her segment. I don't remember her saying anything like that also. These lying pric@s really fear her. O'Rielly is a real turd. She is on Beck tonight and I'm sure we will a better interview.
the far left and the media, well both the same are so twisted in their hate towards Sarah that they can’t even get this right.
The writer is telling us and those who watched her that he said this and yet there is video showing she never.
Now it just shows that the media will go to great lengths to make Sarah look stupid but they are the ones who are makg themselves look stupid.
It’s like when they reported only 200 for a tea party and yet the video’s show 20000 there.
They then wonder why they lose any respect they once had.
I hope Fox now gets up to this writer and asks him why he lied and why is he twsting the truth
Her first mistake was to ask Steve Schmidt anything. He was 9 or 10 years old when Reagan was elected, couldn’t pass math class and never graduated, worked for Bill Bradley’s campaign, and seems to be a 40 year old never married guy REALLY interested in gay rights and gay marriage.
He is another aide who thinks HE should really be running it all, yet,,,never runs for election himself.
Sarah is way out of his league.
She did not say that! I watched the show last night. She said that she had asked if there was a possibility that Saddam was invloved with 9/11.
its a lie. I watched the interview and it it was the exact oppposite
What time slot is it she will appear on, with Beck? Radio? or TV?
Here he is on a few times a day. The only TV show I know of being broadcast is 5:00 New york time, 4:00 Texas time, etc.
Help! I do not want to miss her with Beck.
Maybe it is time we posted them again just to see how the RATS react.
I have friends overseas who might be able to do the job on an off-shore server.
Steve Schmidt is a RHINO. He has served on Bill Bradley’s campaign, and other democrats (McCain, et.al.)
well its all over youtube. Just rewatch it and its pretty clear she said nothing of this sort. The article is a lie
The Left figured out long ago that most people only read headlines, so getting the message they want into news headlines is vital. The rest of the story, and the truth, don’t matter.
Total Politico Dirtbag Distortion.
She was completely open about having a conversation on the topic but never implied that she reached that conclusion. And, as another Freeper mentioned BOR didn’t allow her to finish her comment.
“Steve Schmidt is a RHINO.”
He’s big on the whole “log cabin” thing,,,It’s his main issue.
“In her debut as a contributor to Fox News, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin admitted Tuesday that leading up to her 2008 vice presidential debate she thought Iraq may have been behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.”
I was a high school drop out, grunt in the Army and I never thought that. Where she would have got that idea is beyond me.
so because she asked did Saddam have anything to do with it , the writer says she said saddam was behind it.
I hope Beck show everyone this article and then shows the video to make this writer look stupid as he is.
These media fools are so twisted with hate that they forget that there is video .
Gone are the old days of saying something in a paper and everyone goes with it. We have camera, recorders, video’s etc now and all Sarah has to do is show the clip.
Get this media fools, Sarah is not going away and the more you keep attacking her and lying about her the more folks will side with her
She DID NOT say that. Politico is lying.
The Governor is sitting down with Glenn today at 5 PM EST...I believe the re-broadcast is at 2 AM EST. Considering the ratings this will bring to FNC; I suspect this show will also be rebroadcast several times this weekend...
O’REILLY: Was it a lie that you thought Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11?
PALIN: You know what, on that, I did talk a lot to Steve Schmidt about the history of the war and about where, perhaps, the 9/11 terrorists came from and could there have been any connection to Saddam.
O’REILLY: OK, so that’s...
PALIN: So I admit that I have questions about it.
O’REILLY: ...that’s not a lie but it’s right. But you didn’t you weren’t blaming 9/11 on Saddam Hussein?
PALIN: No. No, no, no.
TV. 5pm EST
I’m going to be sure to watch it
Did not comment on a growing problem with people kicking midgets in the shin. She must agree with it.
Blah Blah Blah Blah Hitler Blah Blah Blah Blah Tea Bag Blah Blah. Same DNC talking points.
EMAIL ANDY BARR TELL HIM HES A LIAR.
I’m sending that part of the transcript off to the writer, thanks, I’ll also be letting him know what a complete fool he is and don’t insult us again with your blatant lies
“Lying bstrds...she said nothing of the kind...and as she was about to explain what happened. OReally, of course, cut her off...”
Which is why she should not have signed on to the tv deal, if she any aspirations for prez. Everyword she says will be twisted and miscontrued, and it doesn’t matter how much is later clarified. She was fine on Facebook. She could say what she wanted to, when she wanted to, with the luxury of going over and editing before it appears.
If you thought she was badgered and lied about before, just wait a few weeks or so when the MSM gets to their twisting and bending whatever she says.
And Barr - politico
How would he know? Young Andy apparently forgot to watch the actual interview but he absolutely knew an easy way to get hits for the site even though the dag ate his homework. Wake up Andy, it's time for school.