On Hannity & Colmes tonight, radio talk show host Laura Ingraham laughed off Alan Colmes’ suggestion that Ron Paul was right when he said, during the GOP debate Tuesday night, that 9-11 was basically our fault for “bombing Iraq for 10 years.” Colmes’ reasoning: because a CIA analyst and the CIA itself had similar ideas, it’s okay for Ron Paul to do the same and no one should express any anger. Commenting on the “conventional wisdom” that Rudy’s response was “iconic,” Ingraham said it was just “cute” but nothing special.
ALAN COLMES, CO-HOST “HANNITY & COLMES”: Don’t we have to look at our policies and what — and he didn’t blame America, but specifically said that we have gone to the Middle East, we’ve caused a ruckus, and sometimes as a response to that. That’s the same thing Michael Scheuer, writing under the name “Anonymous,” has said it, by the way, the CIA has said it, when Ron Paul says it all hell breaks loose. What’s wrong with what he said?
LAURA INGRAHAM: Are you trying to get me to agree that it’s America’s fault that we were attacked on 9/11?
COLMES: I didn’t say that.
INGRAHAM: I’m not going to go there. But, what I will say Alan, is that the conventional wisdom is that wow, Rudy Giuliani really took on Ron Paul and that was an iconic moment in the debate. And look, taking on Ron Paul in the debate on this one point is like taking on the Army of Monaco, alright. This is not like that big of a deal. Yeah, it was a cute exchange, it was interesting and I think Ron Paul was trying to say: “look this is what the terrorists are telling us, this is what they’re saying we’re doing to them.”