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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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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m afraid that Paul may have just enough addled supporters to give Numbnuts a second term.


21 posted on 12/09/2011 10:43:54 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


22 posted on 12/09/2011 10:43:54 AM PST by Bayan
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To: Responsibility2nd

So now he’s adding slander to his list of sins. Bsstard.


23 posted on 12/09/2011 10:44:05 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


24 posted on 12/09/2011 10:44:12 AM PST by anglian
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To: Responsibility2nd

So now he’s adding slander to his list of sins. Bastard.


25 posted on 12/09/2011 10:44:22 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Responsibility2nd

So now he’s adding slander to his list of sins. Bastard.


26 posted on 12/09/2011 10:44:43 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


27 posted on 12/09/2011 10:44:43 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What legacy?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

28 posted on 12/09/2011 10:46:46 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: DoughtyOne

RP will never get near the White House.


29 posted on 12/09/2011 10:47:35 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Ron Paul: 9/11 prompted “glee” in Bush administration”

should read...

“Nutty Ron Paul anti-Bush statement prompted “Glee” in left wing media”


30 posted on 12/09/2011 10:48:02 AM PST by Londo Molari
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.)


31 posted on 12/09/2011 10:48:28 AM PST by kevkrom (Separation of Business and State)
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To: Responsibility2nd

When it comes to terrorism, Ron Paul is just another naive bleeding heart liberal.


32 posted on 12/09/2011 10:49:45 AM PST by larryleo (We all need to get Newtered!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

OMG! He said whaaaaaat ?????


33 posted on 12/09/2011 10:53:20 AM PST by Walrus (Big media is the natural enemy of liberty)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


34 posted on 12/09/2011 10:57:33 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


35 posted on 12/09/2011 10:58:00 AM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I'll vote for ANYBODY* other than Obama for president.







*Except Ron Paul.
36 posted on 12/09/2011 10:58:53 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ron Paul campaign theme music has just been changed to “Send in the Clowns.”


37 posted on 12/09/2011 10:59:06 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I don't use profanity a lot; but Ron Paul is a traitorous bastard for those comments.
Absolutely traitorous comments to make about the good folks in charge when this happened.
Of course the Bush folks were not perfect; no one is.

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.

38 posted on 12/09/2011 11:02:33 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: beethovenfan

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.


39 posted on 12/09/2011 11:02:55 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: mnehring; Servant of the Cross
Hmmm...wonder where the sanctimonious Ron Paul defenders are? I'd like to hear their defense of this remark.

They have a defense of this, right?

40 posted on 12/09/2011 11:03:16 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well folks, RuPaul himself came out to prove what a pr**k everybody says he is.


41 posted on 12/09/2011 11:03:27 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: brownsfan
He understands the economy and the role of the Fed better than most on Capitol Hill.

He may understand it, so do I, but what, in all the time he has been in Washington has he done about it?
42 posted on 12/09/2011 11:03:46 AM PST by rideharddiefast
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


43 posted on 12/09/2011 11:04:00 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Responsibility2nd

I am no defender or admirer of Bush 43, but this assertion is a malicious lie.


44 posted on 12/09/2011 11:04:58 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: anglian
He was aware of it.

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.

45 posted on 12/09/2011 11:05:44 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
In response to Paul's comments Thursday evening, former Bush administration spokesman Ari Fleisher Tweeted: "The man is nuts."

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.

46 posted on 12/09/2011 11:07:21 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Allegra
Hmmm...wonder where the sanctimonious Ron Paul defenders are? I'd like to hear their defense of this remark.

* crickets * [pinging is tempting]

47 posted on 12/09/2011 11:07:33 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: mnehring
Disgusting fraud. His candidacy stopped being funny a while back.

Yes, but the paulbots infatuation with him and the idiotic things they post is always good for a laugh.
48 posted on 12/09/2011 11:08:08 AM PST by rideharddiefast
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49 posted on 12/09/2011 11:10:15 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: LucyT; dixiechick2000; shibumi; MestaMachine; Vanders9; RonBush; Eleutheria5; FlyingEagle; ...

LRon Paul sinks to a new low!

Ping!


50 posted on 12/09/2011 11:13:30 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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