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Rand Paul Defends Obama Against Dick Cheney
Newsweek ^ | June 20, 2014 | Pema Levy

Posted on 06/21/2014 8:58:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has waded into the ongoing blame game over who is responsible for the unfolding crisis in Iraq. A constant critic of President Barack Obama, this time the Republican presidential hopeful sided with the president and criticized the George W. Bush administration.

Paul’s intervention follows an op-ed written by Paul for the Wall Street Journal in which he criticizes President George W. Bush’s decision to go to war to oust the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. “Much of the rationale for going to war did not measure up” to the “Weinberger Doctrine” by which President Ronald Reagan decided whether the U.S. should involve itself in foreign military adventures, Sen Paul argued.

On Sunday Paul will return to the fray. In a clip of an interview that will air Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Paul, a libertarian who is considering a presidential bid in 2016, responded to former Vice President Dick Cheney, a key architect of the Iraq War who recently penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed attacking Obama’s foreign policy...

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TOPICS: Kentucky; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: cheney; dickcheney; iran; iraq; isis; isolationists; kentucky; lping; obama; randpaul; randpaultruthfile; randsconcerntrolls; ronpaultruthfile; thekycandidate
Awwww, like father, like son. Guess he missed the news about ISIS capturing the WMDs.
1 posted on 06/21/2014 8:58:52 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Awwww.....Rand should just go get some doggone shampoo and wash that greasy head of his out. I mean, seriously, besides some of the crazy crap he comes up with, that curly greasy mess of hair reminds me of “Old Mayonnaise” herself....


2 posted on 06/21/2014 9:01:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cannot figure out who he is trying to appeal to. Nobody I know.


3 posted on 06/21/2014 9:02:38 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

To some people, stirring the stew whether it needs it or not appears useful, regardless of whether it accomplishes anything or not.

For me, the more that Rand Paul says and pontificates, the more I am assured that I will never cast a vote for him.


4 posted on 06/21/2014 9:04:23 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve posted often about “the nut not falling far from the tree”. This is just more proof IMO.


5 posted on 06/21/2014 9:04:47 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch


6 posted on 06/21/2014 9:07:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Resettozero

He obviously didn’t learn from his daddy’s consequences.


7 posted on 06/21/2014 9:07:31 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rand Paul to those who were massacred on 911:

TOO BAD! You only happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. If we had only waited for another decade or two of UN resolutions, maybe Saddam and his terrorists would have changed their ways!
8 posted on 06/21/2014 9:08:12 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As you can see from this discussion last night, Rand has lost me.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3170451/posts

The clown is not a viable option for conservatives.


9 posted on 06/21/2014 9:11:29 AM PDT by boycott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The more I see of this “chip off the old block”, the more I like Ted Cruz.


10 posted on 06/21/2014 9:12:41 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go Rand... Far, far, far away.


11 posted on 06/21/2014 9:14:55 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Add this to AMNESTY, felon voting rights, being against Voter ID.

...and THIS CLOWN thinks he can win the Republican Primary. NO WAY...at least if the Tea Party has a say.


12 posted on 06/21/2014 9:23:26 AM PDT by BobL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paul also missed the video of ISIS gunning down innocents like dogs.

this may cancel Paul’s ticket.


13 posted on 06/21/2014 9:24:55 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: DaxtonBrown

MAY cancel his ticket? If the voters in Kentucky have a few wits among them, he will not be re-elected. He’s scum, just like his father.


14 posted on 06/21/2014 9:25:51 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No excuses. He will never, never live this down.


15 posted on 06/21/2014 9:29:52 AM PDT by Essie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Republican politicians: When the Democrats are getting their behinds kicked, don’t put yours out there to be kicked, too. Love and kisses!


16 posted on 06/21/2014 9:33:34 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Resettozero
Cannot figure out who he is trying to appeal to. Nobody I know.

Answer: The media. Rand Paul wants favorable media coverage. The easiest way for a Republican to get good sound bites is to attack conservatives.
17 posted on 06/21/2014 9:35:27 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Much of the rationale for going to war did not measure up” to the “Weinberger Doctrine” by which President Ronald Reagan decided whether the U.S. should involve itself in foreign military adventures, Sen Paul argued.

Oh really ?

Saddam fought a 10 year war with Iran where he used chemical WMD.

Saddam invade Kuwait and had to be forceably removed.

Saddam used chemical WMD on his own Kurdish population.

After spending close to 10 years destroying his WMD components and agents, the UN determined that Saddam's own paperwork stated there was more, but Saddam could not produce them.

Under the no fly zone Saddam attacked the Kurds.

Saddam remained in power through the use of torture chambers and death squads.

Saddam maintained a large terrorist training camp inside Iraq.

So Rand Paul would be okay with Obama doing any of this stuff ?

18 posted on 06/21/2014 9:40:24 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Resettozero
Cannot figure out who he is trying to appeal to. Nobody I know.

Good point. I like many of Paul's positions, but this and his recent comments about amnesty leave me puzzled. Does he think he's going to attract waves of disgruntled Democrats by agreeing with the Left on some issues? Weird.

19 posted on 06/21/2014 9:41:26 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Though from Kentucky, Rand is a master of the Texas Side Step!

Fellow Texans, I am proudly standing here to humbly see. I assure you, and I mean it- Now, who says I don't speak out as plain as day? And, fellow Texans, I'm for progress and the flag- long may it fly. I'm a poor boy, come to greatness. So, it follows that I cannot tell a lie. Ooh I love to dance a little sidestep, now they see me now they don't- I've come and gone and, ooh I love to sweep around the wide step, cut a little swathe and lead the people on.

20 posted on 06/21/2014 9:42:37 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Dan in Wichita
"Rand Paul wants favorable media coverage".

Paul is a media hog. He has replaced JohnMcPain as the most omni-present presence on TV.

He has a comment on every issue almost every day....and virtually every day or night he manages to find a TV studio or a camera in the halls of the House to bombard us with his views.

If silence is golden, he is the tin man.

Does anyone pay any attention to what he says anymore?

Leni

21 posted on 06/21/2014 9:45:39 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Monster BHO uses illegal children for political agenda while accusing Right of doing same.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ru Paul is a flaming DemocRat.


22 posted on 06/21/2014 10:11:40 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left and Paul supporters all throw that word around and we all know that’s there code word to show their obvious anti-semitism.


23 posted on 06/21/2014 10:16:12 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: dowcaet

their. Lord, that liberal public schooling did me a ton of good, didn’t it?


24 posted on 06/21/2014 10:16:52 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rand Paul. Freakin’ weasel. No thanks, ya fayg.


25 posted on 06/21/2014 10:18:10 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some of us who have been saying all along that Rand P. is a libertarian in sheep clothing, a stealth politician, are getting proved right almost every day.


26 posted on 06/21/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT by sasportas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll go out on a limb and say that the events in Iraq over the last few weeks have pretty much validated Cheneys approach to the war on terror


27 posted on 06/21/2014 10:40:40 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There were two ways to handle Saddam. One was to make a deal with him, essentially put him on the US payroll as “our” tyrant. The other was to overthrow him and put our own choice of dictator on the throne. Bush chose number 2 , but failed to follow up by installing our own guy. Everything that’s gone wrong in Iraq since stems from that error.


28 posted on 06/21/2014 10:54:03 AM PDT by Argus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So Obama bungles Iraq and so Bush was wrong. It doesn’t logically follow. Maybe we should send Congress back to grade school.


29 posted on 06/21/2014 11:38:24 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: leprechaun9

Saddam did not attack us on 9/11.


30 posted on 06/21/2014 11:44:05 AM PDT by Fuzz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dick should invite Rand to go grouse hunting.


31 posted on 06/21/2014 12:48:34 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: leprechaun9
If we had only waited for another decade or two of UN resolutions, maybe Saddam and his terrorists would have changed their ways!

How many decades till you figure out what's wrong with that sentence?

32 posted on 06/21/2014 12:56:30 PM PDT by x
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Come on Rand, Cheney brought them DEMOCRACY. That always works!
Plus the Iranians want to work with us now.
Don't you know that Saddam was mean to them?


33 posted on 06/21/2014 9:09:33 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Look how happy she is !


34 posted on 06/21/2014 9:13:18 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt's Generals: 'How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?'
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt's military -- even as Cairo's security forces massacre anti-government activists. [by "anti-government activists" is meant church-burning Christian-murdering jihadists]
[Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat]
Rand Paul On Shutdown: "Even Though It Appeared I Was Participating In It, It Was A Dumb Idea"
I said throughout the whole battle that shutting down the government was a dumb idea. Even though it did appear as if I was participating in it, I said it was a dumb idea. And the reason I voted for it, though, is that it's a conundrum. Here's the conundrum. We have a $17 trillion debt and people at home tell me you can't give the president a blank check. We just can't keep raising the debt ceiling without conditions. So unconditionally raising the debt ceiling, nobody at home wants me to vote for that and I can't vote for that. But the conundrum is if I don't we do approach these deadlines. So there is an impasse. In 2011, though, we had this impasse and the president did negotiate. We got the sequester. If we were to extend the sequester from discretionary spending to all the entitlements we would actually fix our problem within a few years.
[Posted on 11/19/2013 12:16:51 PM by Third Person]
Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
[Posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST by xzins]
Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]

35 posted on 06/22/2014 12:12:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


36 posted on 06/22/2014 12:14:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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