Sen. Rand Paul argues against U.S. arming Syrian rebels on Senate Floor prepared remarks
A video and copy of Sen. Paul’s remarks as prepared for delivery can be found below……..
Sen. Rand Paul said President Barack Obama made “one important point ” in his remarks on Wednesday saying that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was neither Islamic nor a state, but questioned the constitutionality of the president’s strategy.
“Ultimately, civilized Islam will have to step up. We need to do everything we can to protect ourselves, I’m all in for saying we have to combat ISIS,” Paul said Wednesday on “Hannity.”
Pubbies a de-facto declaration of war.The measure, which was introduced several months ago by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bob Casey and Joe Lieberman, supports continuing to pressure Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment program.
The resolution advocates using methods other than containment to stop Iran, including exerting economic and diplomatic pressure. Senate Joint Resolution 41 “rejects any United States policy that would rely on efforts to contain a nuclear weapons-capable Iran.” Senators expressed their fears regarding Iran’s nuclear capabilities.“We know that Iran would create access for terrorists – access for them – to these nuclear weapons, making the Middle East a nuclear tinbox,”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal said before the Senate. “We cannot trust this regime. We know that fact beyond any potential doubt.”The bill states that it should not be misinterpreted as an endorsement for military force or war.
But as the only senator to vote against the resolution, Paul argued that the resolution would eventually lead to war with Iran.“A vote for this resolution is a vote for the concept of preemptive war,”
Paul said before the Senate.Passage of the resolution comes at a time when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been pressuring the US for an answer as to what would prompt a US-led military strike against Iran.
Who is Rand Paul?
Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Ralph BenkoPosted on 9/2/2014, 11:29:50 AM by KaslinFor starters, Rand is short for Randal, not an allusion to Ayn Rand, after whom Sen. Paul was not named by his libertarian not Objectivist father Ron Paul. Reportedly, growing up he was called Randy … until his wife shortened the diminutive to Rand.Washington, ordinarily, is committed to maintaining the status quo or making, at best, incremental…
Police put on alert for possible threat to ObamaFresno Bee ^ | August 29, 2014Posted on 8/29/2014, 8:14:30 PM by Oldeconomybuyer
Several news organizations have reported Friday night that the Connecticut State Police have been put on alert for a possible threat to President Barack Obama.
Just as Hillary’s “What difference at this point does it make” remark about Benghazi during a Congressional hearing will come back to haunt her,
No, America Is Not Turning Libertarian
New York Magazine ^ | August 7, 2014 | Jonathan ChaitPosted on 8/7/2014, 7:30:50 PM by nickcarraway