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Ted Cruz: I’m ‘somewhere in between’ McCain and Paul on foreign policy
Washington Post ^ | September 11 at 6:13 pm | Sean Sullivan

Posted on 09/12/2013 10:00:55 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said Wednesday he considers his views on foreign policy to be “somewhere in between” the poles of libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and hawkish GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.).

“I agree with Rand Paul that we should not intervene militarily in Syria, because it’s not in defense of our U.S. national security interests,” said Cruz during a question-and-answer session following a speech at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.

But, Cruz added, he also agrees “with John McCain that if Iran is on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons that we should intervene militarily to prevent it from acquiring those weapons. Why? Because it is in the vital national security interest of the United States.”

Paul and McCain/Graham are on opposite ends of the foreign policy spectrum, leaving lots of room in between.

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There are three principles that should guide U.S. foreign policy, Cruz said: “Number one, we should focus directly on protecting U.S. national security and the interests of the United States of America. Number two, we should speak with moral clarity. And number three, we should always fight to win.”

In his speech, Cruz reiterated his opposition to a military strike against the Syrian government, which he detailed in Washington Post op-ed earlier this week. While he praised President Obama for consulting Congress on the matter, he also criticized the president’s approach to foreign policy, charging that he’s too focused on international standards and not enough on U.S. national security.

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To: grania
What I stated is that he needs more experience in evaluating world affairs, and we need to see more votes. We've been disappointed so many times by politicians who voted totally against their campaign promises.

Nitpicky

As far as Sara Palin goes, now she seems fine on foregin affairs. During her VP campaign, she didn't have a record. The way things are going now, my dream ticket would be Paul/Cruz (either order) with a promise of Palin in charge of energy issues.

Yes, but the same nitpicky template you are using for Senator Cruz could be applied to Governor Palin with respect to her Immigration Proposal and LOST.

I say this as someone who prefers Governor Palin over Senator Cruz for POTUS.
41 posted on 09/13/2013 7:20:28 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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I could live with that kind of policy. I’d like Rand’s simply because of the dire straits we are in after a decade of disaster, but Cruz would do in a pinch.


42 posted on 09/19/2013 5:17:12 AM PDT by Me1onCollie
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