Ron Paul: Flawed U.S. Policies Led To 9/11
On Face the Nation Ron Paul said American policymakers are at least somewhat at fault for the 9/11 attacks.
Paul argued that the American military presence in Saudi Arabia – rather than ideological differences or anger over American prosperity – were motivation for the September 11 hijackers.
“Just remember that immediately after 9/11, we removed the base in Saudi Arabia, our policies definitely had an influence,” Paul said. “To argue the case they want to do us harm because we’re free and prosperous I think is a very dangerous notion, because it’s not true.”
Host Bob Schieffer then pressed Paul on whether that wasn’t the equivalent of blaming America for the attacks.
“If you have a flawed policy, that may have influenced it… that’s a far cry from blaming America,” Paul responded.Click here for reuse options!
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