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Rand Paul on Syria: I canít see sending my son to fight on the same side as al Qaeda
Washington Examiner ^ | August 30, 2013 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 08/30/2013 6:13:06 AM PDT by theruleshavechanged

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To: Gaffer
I could not care less what one Muslim does to another.

Nor I. That's why this whole "We need to do something" coming from the Obama administration and the "We should have done something earlier" coming from the Republicans is so frustrating. I think that there was absolutely nothing we could have done at any stage that would have furthered our interests in the long run.

41 posted on 08/30/2013 6:54:21 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: theruleshavechanged
“I can’t see fighting to impose Sharia law in Syria,” Paul said. “I can’t see sending my son to fight with Islamic rebels against Christians. I also can’t see my son going to fight on the same side as al Qaeda.”

Elections have consequences. Words have meaning. Rules are made to be broken. Humans like watching games shows and reality TV.

Add those together and the dreams of his father shall be the work and goals of our children.

42 posted on 08/30/2013 6:54:37 AM PDT by GBA (Staying small in our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: theruleshavechanged

What is the “Obama Doctrine?”

Where has he publicly stated the “Obama Doctrine.”

What is the in the national interest of the United States Government in Syria?

Other than the proposed Mideast pipeline to Europe, what is our commercial interest in Syria?

How will lobbing cruise missiles into Syria and destroying selected sites help our national interest? Our Commercial interest?

Will it at least help to decrease conflict?

Bombing Syria to end violence is like having sex to end love.


43 posted on 08/30/2013 6:55:40 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Piranha
Why isn’t the house coming into emergency session to discuss?

I have been thinking the same (as have many other Freepers). My thought (and hope, and prayer) is they are allowing Obama to stick just one toe over "that" line and whallop him with impeachment. Last I read, 80%+ of this country does NOT want to mess around in Syria. Support for stringing zero up by his balls shouldn't be hard to come by and when the media tries to cover their boy wonder, start calling them out and ridiculing them for the "war mongers" that they are.

Pie in the sky to be sure, more than likely it's just our current congress being impotent as usual. We're in a real mess in this country.

44 posted on 08/30/2013 6:56:21 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

This country shall reap what we have sown in the Middle East for sure.

I am curious, everyone here does know that the US/CIA has been backing Al Qaeda and sending them weapons to be used against Syria the whole time?


45 posted on 08/30/2013 6:56:46 AM PDT by Lloyd-right
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To: Piranha
Boehner could bring the House back, but that would require at least a Slinky's stiffness of spine and testicles the size of lentils, neither of which are available.
46 posted on 08/30/2013 6:57:16 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: spudville
I didn’t read the rest of the article, does he suggest we fight for Assad?

He has the odd position that there may be fights we should just stay out of, and mind our own business. Syria is one of those fights. There are no good guys, except the Christians caught in the middle.

47 posted on 08/30/2013 7:00:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: theruleshavechanged

But Obastard WANTS to be on the same side as the terrorists! Look who he supported in Egypt and Syria.


48 posted on 08/30/2013 7:02:03 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: theruleshavechanged

Everything Obama touches turns to crap.


49 posted on 08/30/2013 7:02:25 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Diogenesis
The corrupt GOP is the mirror image of the DNC, is it not?

NO! The DNC doesn't mask its intent and purpose!!!

50 posted on 08/30/2013 7:06:19 AM PDT by varon ( cum tyrannis para bellum)
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To: theruleshavechanged

Yeah, but he’s wrong that the U.S. has no interests in the goings on in Syria. This Ron-Paul-like isolationism pull-the-covers-over-your-head foreign policy is itself not in America’s best interests and is a vulnerable area in a guy who otherwise seems like the best guy out there for 2016.


51 posted on 08/30/2013 7:06:38 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Piranha

Why isn’t the house coming into emergency session to discuss?

Because Bonehead is a coward. Where is Waldo Boehner?
Where is Eric Cantor? Where is Mitch McConnell? These so-called
leaders are AWOL.
The Brits took it seriously enough to have a vote. Where is our congress?
Why hasn’t Waldo Boehener had a press conference?


52 posted on 08/30/2013 7:07:07 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: theruleshavechanged
NEWSMAX

World Opinion Turns Against Obama's Plan to Attack Syria

53 posted on 08/30/2013 7:07:13 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: DoodleDawg

If we are going fight a war FIGHT A WAR-WIN A WAR

Dad was a Marine in the South Pacific during WW II. we decimated most Japanese cities and most German cities. They BEGGED for peace.

We lollygag around he Mid East just like we lollygaged around Southeast Asia back in the 60s 70s. We have new improved smart bombs that don’t effect the general population. It does not work. Fight a war to win not to protect enemy lives. Our humanity is our own worst enemy. The enemy has no such love for his non Muslim fellow man


54 posted on 08/30/2013 7:07:33 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: theruleshavechanged
I suggest we send ALL of Obama’s “sons” who are croping up lately. There are craploads of them. In Ok., Washington, Mississippi, everywhere.
55 posted on 08/30/2013 7:07:35 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: DoodleDawg

Dont confuse our Conservatives with the 2 time draft dodging Willard and his 5 loser sons...


56 posted on 08/30/2013 7:08:08 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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Only Two Days until
September.

Less than $3.5k to go!!
We can do this!!

57 posted on 08/30/2013 7:08:14 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: DoodleDawg

Let the Arab countries and Allah sort it out.


58 posted on 08/30/2013 7:08:19 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman
Let the Arab countries and Allah sort it out.

Works for me.

59 posted on 08/30/2013 7:09:05 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Amen!


60 posted on 08/30/2013 7:09:45 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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