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April 07, 2014

Rand Paul In 2009: Cheney Only Decided Invading Iraq Was A Good Idea Because He Made Millions Working For Halliburton

And scene.

"[Cheney's] being interviewed (in 1995), I think, by the American Enterprise Institute, and and he says it would be a disaster, it would be vastly expensive, it would be civil war, we'd have no exit strategy. He goes on and on for five minutes — Dick Cheney saying it would be a bad idea," Paul said. "And that's why the first Bush didn’t go into Baghdad. Dick Cheney then goes to work for Halliburton. Makes hundreds of millions of dollars — their CEO. Next thing you know, he's back in government, it's a good idea to go into Iraq."

Paul also said the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were used as a pretext for the invasion.

"It became an excuse," Paul said. "9/11 became an excuse for a war they already wanted in Iraq."

Video at the link. The Iraq stuff starts around 6:45.

As I said before, I wanted to support this guy but it was like running around with a live grenade with the pin pulled. You just knew it was going to blow up in your face at some point.

The one guy who was actually trying to reach out to voters who aren't already committed Republican voters and was good at finding ways to try and bridge the libertarian and traditional conservative wings on the party.

But he is who he is.


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