Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ron Paul claims the Bush administration was GLEEFUL after 9/11 terrorist attacks - 9th Dec 2011

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul made an extraordinary claim last night that the Bush administration was gleeful over the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

The avidly anti-war Texan maverick – who is tied for second in the GOP race in some polls – claimed the Bush White House was itching for an excuse to invade Iraq.

'Think of what happened after 9/11,' he said. 'The minute before there was any assessment there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq, and so the war drums beat,' he told a group of mostly young backers in Iowa.

He also suggested government officials are now setting the stage for an invasion of Iran.

More than once in recent months, Paul has said that US foreign policy was partly to blame for the worst atrocity on the mainland US that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Former Bush aides dismissed the glee charge as laughable. Read More