Ron Paul is Not a 9/11 Kook.

by | Aug 5, 2007 | Stress Blog | 18 comments

Here a critical interviewer from Live Leak puts him on the spot about it.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard or seen Warbloggers accuse Ron Paul of being a 9/11 kook or the number of times I’ve seen 9/11 kooks say that Ron Paul is a 9/11 kook like them, but just can’t admit it because of his position.

That’s bull. Right off the bat they are calling him dishonest. Just my personal opinion having met the man 3 or 4 times, but I don’t believe he is. I think that if Paul did agreed with them he would say so.

Secondly, I assume that Paul has looked into it, discounted their theories, and settled on: Osama, KSM, Atta, bin Al-Sheib and the 19 hijackers did it. I assume this because I know him to be a thorough researcher and scholar on all things national government and controversial going back for decades. I have seen him willing to address extremely controversial things in the past (that’s how I found him on C-SPAN in 1997), and I have heard him say, about a million times, that the reason that he voted to authorize the President to spend your money and use lethal force against al Qaeda in Afghanistan in 2001 was because he was satisfied that bin Laden was responsible back then. He also has repeatedly explained at length why they did it, as he does in the two interviews linked in this post and famously in response to Rudy Giuliani in the second debate.

The only regret he’s expressed about that vote, even when I phrased the question around constitutional questions (“authorization” vs. Marque and Reprisal) when I first interviewed him in 2004, was that bin Laden got away and now we’re in Iraq instead.

I once had a 9/11 kook drop by the comment section here at Stress to blast Ron Paul for being a gatekeeper for the evil 9/11 “inside job” conspiracy, and now I see that other 9/11 kooks are joining in the denunciations. Good for you idiots. You’re right. Ron Paul is not one of you. And thanks very much for the link to this audio clip of Ron Paul being interviewed by a man at LiveLeak who sounds like he is influenced by the Warbloggers, but is very fair in letting the good doctor respond.

LiveLeak: “You do not support that theory?”

Ron Paul: “Absolutely not.”

The matter is settled once and for all.

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