World Net Daily on the attack: "Ron Paul's Jeremiah Wright". Here's ammo for counterattackSubmitted by emazur on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 18:57
World Net Daily published a front page Op-ed by Joel Richardson saying that Robert Pape is Ron Paul's Jeremiah Wright. Pape is known for his position that terrorist attacks are motivated by one government meddling in the affairs of another government, and the best way to prevent these attacks is to mind one's own business and stay out of the affairs of foreign countries. Robert Pape and Ron Paul often say that the cause of 9/11 was that 'they were over here because we were over there'. The war hawks of course claim that terrorists hate America because of the freedom of the American people, and that Paul's position of saying the 9/11 attacks were motivated by America's foreign policies is the same as "blaming America". Another way to look at it is that Richardson and the like are blaming the American people for being free so that's why the attacks occured, while Paul's position is to "blame" the government for mismanaging its foreign policy (for accuracy's sake, I've personally never heard Paul use the word 'blame', he just says that U.S. foreign policy 'motivates' the terrorists). So is Ron Paul right and is Joel Richardson wrong? Of course - just look at the evidence:
The Department of Defense in 2004 released a report saying Muslims don't hate our freedoms, they hate our policies:
American direct intervention in the Muslim World has paradoxically elevated the stature of and support for radical Islamists, while diminishing support for the United States to single-digits in some Arab societies. Muslims do not "hate our freedom," but rather, they hate our policies.
Former Dep. Sec. of Defense Wolfowitz said in 2003: if you look at bin Laden, one of his principle grievances was the presence of so-called crusader forces on the holy land, Mecca and Medina."
Michael Scheuer: only a single member of America's governing elite - Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) - has publicly indicated that he has caught on to the reality that our enemies are motivated by U.S. foreign policy