April 16, 2014

Foreign Policy Is No Place for 'Red Lines'

Sen. Rand Paul, Washington Post

The Associated Press

I am not for containment in Iran. Let me repeat that, since no one seems to be listening closely: I am unequivocally not for containing Iran. I am also not for announcing that the United States should never contain Iran. That was the choice I was given a few months ago and is the scenario being misunderstood by some in the news.

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