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At a Saturday stop in Winterset, Paul said that Islam is not a threat to the United States, but that America’s military presence in the Middle East promotes terrorist hostilities. He referred to University of Chicago professor Robert Pape, whose research suggests most suicide bombings in the past three decades can be traced to military intervention.
Specifically, Paul mentioned the U.S. presence in Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, as a key provocation of al-Qaida’s Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Osama bin Laden, who was born in Saudi Arabia, had said as much himself.
“To imply that we were the catalyst of the attack on 9/11 disparages the memory of those who lost their lives on that tragic day and is an insult to who we are as a people,” said Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator. “Congressman Paul’s understanding of the enemy and why they have attacked us is shockingly misguided.”
“Congressman Paul needs to realize that they hate us not for what we do, but for who we are. The terrorist attacks on 9/11 were not the first they executed against this country and, by our enemy’s own words, won’t be the last,”
Yeah if those terrorists attacked us for our freedoms, then it was only logical that we launch a pre-emptive strike against our very own freedoms and beat them to the punch in the form of the Patriot Act.
Didn't you get the memo?
They hate us for our freedoms. Therefore, by continually whittling away at said freedoms we can get the Muslim extemists to hate us less. By the time we get our RFID's implanted they'll probably downright love us.
“Congressman Paul’s understanding of the enemy and why they have attacked us is shockingly misguided.”
Originally posted by TupacShakur
So is there anybody here that sides with Santorum on this issue?
Santorum would think that. The only thing he exposed was his own ignorance and blind devotion to the economically unsustainable non-stop wars that this country has been fighting for who knows how many decades.
I heard Santorum on the radio this morning. He was claiming that, by taking on Paul in the debates, it actually got more people to vote for him because he "exposed" Paul's "extremist" views. Santorum thinks that taking on Paul helped him to do as well as he did in the straw pole.
Yeah that website with the new definition is actually the top search result in Google . Here's what Santorum had to say about his frothy self:
BTW, don't google santorum unless you have a strong stomach. And whatever you do, don't do a visual search.
Read about it here.
It's one guy. You know who it is. The Internet allows for this type of vulgarity to circulate. It’s unfortunate that we have someone who obviously has some issues. But he has an opportunity to speak.