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RAND PAUL: What's Happening In Iraq Is Not Obama's Fault
Business Insider ^ | 06/20/2014 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 06/20/2014 11:55:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) criticized former Vice President Dick Cheney and blamed "those who supported the Iraq War" for the current crisis in the country in an interview with NBC's David Gregory Friday. Gregory asked Paul about the op-ed co-authored by Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz that blasted President Barack Obama's handling of the Iraqi crisis and his foreign policy as a whole.

Paul said the same questions raised by Cheney in his op-ed could be asked of those who supported the original decision to invade Iraq. He also said he didn't blame Obama for the current crisis, pointing the finger at Cheney and other supporters of the Iraq War for the current Middle East chaos — and for "emboldening Iran."

"I think the same questions could be asked of those who supported the Iraq War," Paul said of Cheney's op-ed. "You know, were they right in their predictions? Were there weapons of mass destruction there? That’s what the war was sold on. Was democracy easily achievable? Was the war won in 2005, when many of these people said it was won?

Paul went on to note many current Iraq War supporters also are concerned about the situation in Iran.

"They didn’t really, I think, understand the civil war that would break out. And what’s going on now — I don’t blame on President Obama. Has he really got the solution? Maybe there is no solution. But I do blame the Iraq War on the chaos that is in the Middle East," said Paul. "I also blame those who are for the Iraq War for emboldening Iran. These are the same people now who are petrified of what Iran may become, and I understand some of their worry."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; iraqcrisis; libtardian; obama; randpaul
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1 posted on 06/20/2014 11:55:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

FURP!!


2 posted on 06/20/2014 11:56:02 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good Lord.


3 posted on 06/20/2014 11:58:14 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Were there weapons of mass destruction there?

Rand Paul (R-MoveOn.org)

4 posted on 06/20/2014 11:58:58 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: SeekAndFind

And once again, one of the Pauls shows that they are incapable of critical thinking, or being relevant and honest.


5 posted on 06/20/2014 11:59:15 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Libertarians are the best political friends democrats could have.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 12:00:08 PM PDT by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent / Cruz 2016)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

FURP X 2

the apple sure doesnt fall far from the tree.

anyone who would call this guy a “conservative” and support him for president needs their cranial wiring checked.


7 posted on 06/20/2014 12:00:24 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: wideawake; SeekAndFind

Someone should remind him that YES, there were WMDs.
Three mustard gas shells rigged as IEDs and one Sarin shell rigged as an IED, plus one green band shell in crate ready to take chemicals were found.
And ONE shell is proof..


8 posted on 06/20/2014 12:00:38 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: humblegunner

ping ... Rand is looking for a photoshop circus montage all his own. Just like daddy.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 12:01:08 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Jim Robinson

Paul must really really NOT want to be the prez in 2016.

I can’t imagine anyone doing more damage to his future careeer than Rand Paul himself.


10 posted on 06/20/2014 12:01:37 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: wideawake
Were there weapons of mass destruction there?

Rand Paul (R-MoveOn.Org)


What does Rand think of this piece of news just yesterday:

Sunni Extremists in Iraq Occupy Saddam Hussein's Chemical Weapons Facility
11 posted on 06/20/2014 12:02:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I gave Mr. Paul every reasonable opportunity, but he’s off my list.


12 posted on 06/20/2014 12:02:37 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: SeekAndFind
Is there any one left around here who still thinks this idiot would be a good president?
13 posted on 06/20/2014 12:03:31 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind

Who pulled the troops out prematurely? who closed our bases? Who abandoned our bases, equipment, weapons and supplies to the enemy? Who degraded our military? Who signaled to the terrorist world that the USA will no longer oppose them? Who actually fights on the side of the Islamic terrorists? Who is pissing on the graves of our fallen heroes? Who is the absolute worst president ever? Why is Rand Paul supporting the treasonous surrender monkey left? Oh yeah. It’s a family tradition.


14 posted on 06/20/2014 12:03:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

ROFLMTO...Rand Paul....like a see saw.


15 posted on 06/20/2014 12:04:06 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: SeekAndFind

16 posted on 06/20/2014 12:04:21 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: SeekAndFind
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) criticized former Vice President Dick Cheney and blamed "those who supported the Iraq War" for the current crisis

That would include the Clintons, Kerry and most of the house and senate.

Wasn't there a report that 250 tons of yellow cake was shipped to Canada for disposal? Weren't a number of chemical weapons labs discovered ? didn't they just say in the news that the terrorists had just taken over one of Sadam's toxic gas production sites?

Paul sounds like he reading from the Huffington Post. Wasn't he a republican at one time?

17 posted on 06/20/2014 12:04:42 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: SeekAndFind

What he means to say is “I would have made the same mistake as Obama”.


18 posted on 06/20/2014 12:05:37 PM PDT by marron
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s undoubtable that if Saddam had still been in power, there would be no ISIS invasion. BUT, Rand Paul is totally wrong Obama is not responsible. If he had left a residual force, this would NOT have happened


19 posted on 06/20/2014 12:05:42 PM PDT by Viennacon (t)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well Paul did say the Republicans need to reach out to Dem voters. LOL. He is his father with a smoother personality.


20 posted on 06/20/2014 12:06:38 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: SeekAndFind

Never really liked him. Now he is on the “no way” list.


21 posted on 06/20/2014 12:08:26 PM PDT by cork (Gun control = hitting what you aim at)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s the way to get the GOP nomination.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 12:09:05 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rand Paul really thinks Obama’s handling of the situation is adequate?


23 posted on 06/20/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: SeekAndFind

What a pizzle.


24 posted on 06/20/2014 12:11:14 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: SeekAndFind
Libertarians are just like Neville Chamberlain.

They are extremely poor at national security.

25 posted on 06/20/2014 12:11:58 PM PDT by what's up
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To: SeekAndFind

Exactly which voters are being patronized by Rand Paul these days?


26 posted on 06/20/2014 12:15:30 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Rand is looking for a photoshop circus montage all his own. Just like daddy.

You know.. I've been meaning to address that.

It's on my list for the weekend.

27 posted on 06/20/2014 12:17:03 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Darksheare
And ONE shell is proof..

If you can figure out how to make one shell, you can make as many more as you like.

28 posted on 06/20/2014 12:18:11 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, Rand, it is.


29 posted on 06/20/2014 12:19:23 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind
Rand needs to educate himself ... here's Krauthammer: A Disaster of His Own Making ...

Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaeda in Iraq when George W. Bush took office. But it is equally true that there was essentially no al-Qaeda in Iraq remaining when Barack Obama took office.

30 posted on 06/20/2014 12:22:03 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama assured the world that Iraq was “sovereign, stable, and self-reliant” and pulled US troops out - Obama lied, and thousands died......


31 posted on 06/20/2014 12:23:20 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: chajin
I gave Mr. Paul every reasonable opportunity, but he’s off my list.

My feelings too...I tried to consider him as a possible legitimate candidate for Pres, but he obviously isn't up to the task.
He is now ON my list!

32 posted on 06/20/2014 12:23:30 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: SeekAndFind

When your ENEMY (Democrats) is failing at EVERY POSSIBLE TURN, It’s time to quietly watch... shhhhhhh... quiet

Way to go Rand... I mean does Rand have ZERO political instincts?


33 posted on 06/20/2014 12:26:22 PM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: oldbrowser
YES, you beat me to it. That would be "almost everybody", including the whole "Coalition of Nations" that went in with us, won the war (albeit is was very lengthy and costly) and left things in reasonable if tenuous condition at the time Obama came in...

Fast forward, you see the results of Obama's "finishing" the war the way he wanted to.

I had to laugh, bitterly, at the news report that ISIS had just this week taken control of one of Saddam's chemical weapons sites...that's a complete contradiction to reports that there were "no WMD"s", unless you only count nukes as WMD's, and there actually WAS evidence of nuke activity, if not actual weapons.

Rand Paul has some good qualities, but being half good is like being half baked. I would hope no one here would seriously consider him as a Presidential candidate. He would be as ruinous in many ways as Obama has been to our country, IMHO.

34 posted on 06/20/2014 12:26:45 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: Cuttnhorse
Libertarians are the conservatives crazy uncle locked up in the attic except when they escape.
They, at times, are lucid, but then the meds wear off and they are back to their batcrazy antics.
TWB
35 posted on 06/20/2014 12:26:53 PM PDT by TWhiteBear
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To: SeekAndFind

What gravy train was promised to you, Rand?


36 posted on 06/20/2014 12:27:40 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: lonestar67

That is why they are called Libtardians


37 posted on 06/20/2014 12:32:01 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: SeekAndFind

And this is why Rand Paul can never be trusted with the Presidency.

He is a great Senator but he just does not get it on foreign policy issues.

It runs in the family


38 posted on 06/20/2014 12:38:29 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Servant of the Cross
Krauthammer's right, as he so often is.

Anyone have a Krauthammer "ping list"?!

39 posted on 06/20/2014 12:40:43 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It all dates back to a Hittite invasion more than two millennia ago. Obama is just cleaning up their mess. Never was his fault.


40 posted on 06/20/2014 12:40:47 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Within weeks of Obama trading the Taliban Joint Chiefs of Staff (five of them), ISIS invades and takes over Iraq. Something they hadn’t done in the prior six years, despite fighting in Lebanon and Syria for years.
Yes, it is Obama’s fault. He capitulated, so they surged back and took Iraq.


41 posted on 06/20/2014 12:40:49 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: SeekAndFind

I have never felt comfortable about Rand nor trusted him. I see why that thinking was there. Next, we will see the media push him in the front of the line for the republican nomination; knowing that he cannot solidify the base. I would never support him. So, please don’t try to convince me he is the less of the evils.


42 posted on 06/20/2014 12:43:00 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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RAND PAUL: What's Happening In Iraq Is Not Obama's Fault

BZZZT! Thanks for playing Rand, and the pretty lady will show you to the nice parting gift we have for you backstage.

43 posted on 06/20/2014 12:43:03 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just what Republicans need a Presidential Candidate who will stand up FOR obama and the democrats. PORP


44 posted on 06/20/2014 12:50:40 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rand can’t be this stupid. It’s impossible. (He’s just kissed off any chance of the presidency, it’s definitely past time to start backing other candidates).


45 posted on 06/20/2014 12:52:56 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: SeekAndFind

What would you expect from the Paul family. He supported Mitch McConnel after all.


46 posted on 06/20/2014 12:53:40 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Well at least we know who our RINO’s are.


47 posted on 06/20/2014 12:56:36 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The problem lies with the Profit and his failure to set up a proper linage for when he died. This war has been going on for 1300 years or so.

CC

48 posted on 06/20/2014 1:03:13 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: what's up

[ Libertarians are just like Neville Chamberlain.
They are extremely poor at national security. ]

The best mix is Big C Conservativism / Little L libertarianism that only applies the Little L ONLY to the country’s population and not to aliens.

This is the biggest issue I have with Big L libertarians is that they think they can apply an internal policy concerning freedom to the rest of the world that is built on tyranny...


49 posted on 06/20/2014 1:08:50 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind
Tomorrow he will be apologizing for his stupid comments.

He is done as a national GOP figure and is just becoming another McCain for the media, used by them to attack the GOP.

50 posted on 06/20/2014 1:21:02 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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