Wednesday, May 27, 2015
And now a few words from Rand Paul:
"I would say it's exactly the opposite.... "ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately, and most of those arms were snatched up by ISIS. These hawks also wanted to bomb [Syrian dictator Bashar] Assad, which would have made ISIS's job even easier."
Thank you Mr. Paul. It's nice to see that there is at least one GOP candidate who understands the nuanced and complicated reality that is the Middle East.
We just can't bomb and fight our way out of this problem. At some point we have to find a political solution. Clearly the military option has not been working.
Memo to our current president: You drone program is not the answer, either.
"The thing is that people need to understand the Middle East is complicated and there are no easy answers. We need to do what we do to protect American interests..... The ultimate victory is going to come when civilized Islam steps up and civilized Islam says that this aberration that is ISIS is intolerable."
I am not sure how Rand Paul will do in the republican primary. But if I had a vote he would get some serious consideration.