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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In response to Paul's comments Thursday evening, former Bush administration spokesman Ari Fleisher Tweeted: "The man is nuts."
Rummy completely refutes Paul's charge.
There is no way in Hades that I'd trust the nuclear football to Ron Paul.
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.
He is a nutbag and the bigger question is how far gone are the people electing the nutbag.
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.
I was going to say something snarky, but Ari summed it up nicely. No further comment required.
Disgusting fraud. His candidacy stopped being funny a while back.
Hey, Ron....we know you hate America. Give it a rest.
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?
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.
Hey! Ron Paul! Yea, you. You are f'ing nuts!
What a whack job. I’ve watched several debates and the guy is off in La-La land somewhere.
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.
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.
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.
Paul is a despicable, power hungry freak.
I have to agree.
Paul will NEVER be the President of the United States. Thank God!
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