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

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

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

How many ways can it be said?


Yes, Ron Paul really is Bat Shit insane.

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

  1. Katie says:

    I still wonder if Ron Paul has a single working brain cell. I guess not.

  2. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Every once in awhile, like a stopped clock being correct twice a day, he will blurt something cogent.

    Otherwise: mostly not at all.

    This is just silly. How can anyone take the man seriously?


  3. minuteman26 says:

    Do we have to admit this man’s a Texan?

  4. TexasFred says:

    I have people ask me, all the time, “How can TEXAS keep electing this guy?”

    After I get done wondering how people that damned stupid can live I usually try to answer them with this: Ron Paul does NOT represent TEXAS, he’s a Congresscritter and he represents a pretty small section of the Texas Gulf Coast, one that is obviously populated with MORONS of the 1st order…

    Anyone that thinks Ron Paul represents the thinking of more than just a few fools in Texas, and yeah, we DO have a few, would be wrong…

    Supposedly, Ron Paul isn’t going to seek another term, redistricting has supposedly reworked his area to a much more Conservative area and he’s not going to waste his time trying to convince *the new guys* that he is someone worth voting for…

    • Katie says:

      You have heard of Shelia Jackson-Lee of the Texas 18th District.

      That woman has no brain cells to rub together. So be a little grateful with Ron Paul. Just a little.

  5. James Shott says:

    Some of what Ron Paul says makes perfect sense. Some of what Ron Paul says makes absolutely no sense. Like everyone else, including each and every Republican running for president, he ain’t perfect, or even close.

    This claim is about as lame as anything I’ve heard him say.

    The only pretext the US needed to take out Saddam was that Saddam attempted to assassinate an American president who, as it turned out, happened to be George W.’s dad. That’s all.

  6. Bunkerville says:

    Batshit insane.. now that is a visual! Are you sure that is just one word? :)

  7. Bluto says:

    Ron Paul George Ringo and the Beatles are dropping Acid again.

  8. Patrick Sperry says:

    I used to wonder if Ron Paul was stoned or just stupid. Nothing at all has changed…

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