And he got booed when he said it:
This whole idea that the whole Muslim world is responsible for this and they’re attacking us because we’re free and prosperous, that is just not true. Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda have been explicit…and they wrote and said that “we attacked America because you had bases on our holy land in Saudi Arabia, you do not give Palestinians fair treatment and you have been bombing – I didn’t say that. I’m trying to get you to understand what the motive was behind the bombing – At the same time we had been bombing and killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis for ten years. Would you be annoyed? If you’re not annoyed then there’s some problem.
To quote Ari Fleischer: “Ron Paul meets deep end. Dives in.”