August 26, 2014

The Rand Paul Doctrine: Don't Get Involved

David Francis, The Fiscal Times

The Associated Press

At the height of the Iraq crisis, as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) surrounded a mountain where Iraqi Christians and other minorities had taken refuge, one loud voice on the American public policy scene was silent. As President Obama launched air strikes that eventually allowed the Yazidis to leave Mount Sinjar, Rand Paul had nothing to say.

Paul’s silence was understandable; he is as close to an isolationist as the Republican Party has seen in decades.

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TAGGED: Rand Paul, Iraq, Syria, Isolationism


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