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Ron Paul Tweets Al-Qaida Didn't Exist Before 2003

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By    |   Tuesday, 22 August 2017 12:29 PM

Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul sent out a whole series of tweets criticizing President Donald Trump's speech on Afghanistan, but one in particular caught the eye of Mediaite's Aidan McLaughlin on Tuesday for containing a blatant factual error.

Remember: there was no al-Qaeda until our foolish invasion of Iraq based on neocon lies.

Al-Qaida existed long before 2003, McLaughlin pointed out, stressing that it was al-Qaida which orchestrated the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that supposedly justified the invasion of Iraq and that the organization actually goes back to 1988, when Osama bin Laden formed it to confront Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

Others also made a similar point.

Some appeared to give Paul the benefit of the doubt, stating that he was apparently confused between al-Qaida and Islamic State.

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Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul sent out a whole series of tweets criticizing President Donald Trump's speech on Afghanistan, but one in particular caught the eye of Mediaite's Aidan McLaughlin on Tuesday for containing a blatant factual error.
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