Friday, December 9, 2011

Ron Paul - Bush Administration Happy After 9/11

Ron Paul: 9/11 Prompted "Glee" In Bush Administration

CBS News - 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.

In response to Paul's comments Thursday evening, former Bush administration spokesman Ari Fleisher Tweeted: "The man is nuts." Keep reading...

Blog author's comment - For Ron Paul to suggest that George W. Bush was gleeful after the 9/11 attacks is disgusting.

Ron Paul is attempting to win the nomination of the Republican Party. I don't believe he has helped himself with this comment.

Mark Levin Goes Off On Ron Paul For Saying There Was
"Glee" In the Bush Administration After The Attacks of 9/11

Video via: HAP


Anonymous said...

Rumsfeld, Cheney and Wolfowitz could not wait to take IRAQ; any excuse would do. "Go massive," Rumsfeld said after 9/11, "Sweep it all up. Things related and not."
Tam Dalyell, MP in the House of Commons, said: 'This is garbage from right-wing think-tanks stuffed with chicken-hawks -- men who have never seen the horror of war but are in love with the idea of war. Men like Cheney, who were draft-dodgers in the Vietnam war.

Skip said...

Anon 12/10 @ 2:48 PM – So am I to believe from your comment that you agree with Ron Paul? Do you also believe that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld were “gleeful" after the 9/11 attacks - that they were happy that over 3000 of our fellow citizens had been killed because it gave them an excuse to invade Iraq?

I don’t agree with you or Ron Paul. And I don’t want Paul as the next President of our country.

Bush may have done many things wrong as the President but he did care for his country and its people. For Ron Paul to utter what he did was disgusting!