Before you respond or vote: YouTube - Ron Paul on foreign policy and 9/11 comments At a recent debate for Republican Presidential candidates, Rep. Ron Paul (R - Texas) was scorned for his views regarding the motivation for the 9/11 attacks being the occupation of U.S. military forces in the Middle East, and continued unconditional support for Israel and disregard for Palestine. In the past, Rep. Ron Paul has called the attacks, in addition to other "acts of terrorism" caused by Arabs in particular, "blowback" for U.S. foreign policies weighed heavily against Arab nations -- not because of any perceived freedom or jealousy or condemnation of it. Even though these were the actual findings of the 9/11 Commission, not Rep. Paul's opinion, his mentioning these facts provoked boos from the crowd as if people didn't want to hear it, they didn't care only a day after the tenth anniversary of the attacks that killed over 3,000 people. With the over-exposure of the tragedy of the attacks on the anniversary, the completion of memorials, and progression of construction on the new World Trade Center complex, many people affected have sought closure, and others consider the decade of the attacks to be over and all open inquiries closed. Is there a sentiment that unanswered questions and contradictions surrounding actions taken before, during, and after the attacks, should be swept under the rug and forgotten?