Thursday, January 10, 2008

GOP Ron Paul says U.S. Policies Played Underlying Role in 911

He's not a current front runner but Ron Paul is interesting. The 72 year old Republican candidate made some seldom heard comments to Jay Leno on the Tonight Show several nights ago. He said something that is not repeated a lot by mainstream media, that the U.S. is somewhat responsible for 911 occurring.

Our policies have a lot to do with it. The motives for the terrorists' actions are related to the fact that we occupy their countries.. We used our CIA to install the Shah in Iran

That is a very different point of view from the regular platitudes of most politicians who continually repeat that the U.S. is the greatest nation in the world. A boring refrain like this is uttered and broadcasted so often, yet it is not some new statement or attitude. On the contrary a statement like the one from Ron Paul, is saying, "we the U.S. are not perfect, and should change our attitude, acknowledge our responsibility in world conflict, and not try to maintain the status quo of foreign nation occupation."

The Republican candidacy race has several familiar contenders - veteran, and veteran politician John McCain, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and for many, actor Fred Thompson. Canadians have also been repeatedly familiarized with contenders Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. Ron Paul is apparently getting very high web traffic, and has raised a huge amount of campaign money. There are many more state primaries to come and we'll see if his growing popularity translates into significant voter support.


Anonymous said...

FYI, Apparently we even have Ron Paul supporters here in Newfoundland. There's a "Google Ron Paul" sign facing the east-bound lane of the outer ring road.

Charles Cheeseman said...

Thanks, I heard that his popularity was high in terms of web supporters - looks like it spread to the far east of "Canada?".