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Rand Paul Defends President Obama From Dick Cheney
National Review ^ | 06/20/14 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 06/20/2014 12:02:44 PM PDT by nhwingut

Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) defended President Obama from former vice president Dick Cheney’s critiques of his policy in Iraq, saying that he faults Cheney and the rest of President George W. Bush’s team for launching an invasion of Iraq that ultimately strengthened Iran.

“What’s going on now, I don’t blame on President Obama,” Paul told NBC’s David Gregory. “But I do blame the Iraq War on the chaos that is in the Middle East. I also blame those who were for the Iraq war for emboldening Iran.”

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KEYWORDS: cheney; iraq; iraqcrisis; libtardians; obama; randpaul; randpaultruthfile; randsconcerntrolls; ronpaultruthfile

1 posted on 06/20/2014 12:02:44 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

Randy is such a card.


2 posted on 06/20/2014 12:05:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: nhwingut

FURP!! Leftist surrender monkey!!


3 posted on 06/20/2014 12:05:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: nhwingut

What color is the sky on his world? What a retard.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 12:07:19 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: nhwingut

Rand Paul, yet another pizzle.


5 posted on 06/20/2014 12:08:10 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: nhwingut

Invasion of Iraq was all about the ‘Petrodollar’


6 posted on 06/20/2014 12:09:10 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: nhwingut

Bush and Maliki signing the Status of Forces Agreement in Dec, 2008

7 posted on 06/20/2014 12:09:25 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: nhwingut

Rand is off my list. I had better hopes for him.

Go Cruz!


8 posted on 06/20/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT by BigBobber (`)
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To: nhwingut

Rand Paul is a jerk just like his Dad.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 12:13:13 PM PDT by Katarina
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To: nhwingut

wow did he lose points in my estimation

whadda idiot statement


10 posted on 06/20/2014 12:13:33 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Jim Robinson
FURP!! Leftist surrender monkey!!

Yep. Like father like son. Rand just has a better poker face.
11 posted on 06/20/2014 12:14:55 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: nhwingut

Someone tell me again why libertarians are an alternative to dims and GOPe?


12 posted on 06/20/2014 12:16:51 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: nhwingut

I suppose Rand has a plan for his future. I can’t quite discern it. Getting headlines like this makes it a little touch to understand his political thought process.


13 posted on 06/20/2014 12:17:20 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

touch = tough


14 posted on 06/20/2014 12:17:56 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Java4Jay

oh sure it was

at best we only ever got 4% of our oil from Iraq and less after the war than before

I guess you should worry we’ll invade Canada on behalf of the mighty petrodollar

http://www.digitalsurvivors.com/archives/howmuchoilfromiraq.php


15 posted on 06/20/2014 12:18:18 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: nhwingut
What a creep. Paul seems to forget that The Bamster was busy taking bows in late 2012 for leaving behind a stable, pacified Iraq after his withdrawal of American troops. Now that the Obama's chickens have come home to roost (to borrow a phrase at random), all of sudden, the mess there is a Bush-Cheney production.

And Rand Paul defends this fraudulent construction. Fie on him.

16 posted on 06/20/2014 12:19:04 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: nhwingut
Something about fruit not falling far from the tree.

He is as dangerous and loony as his father.


17 posted on 06/20/2014 12:23:06 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: nhwingut

Hate to say it, but I agree. We should never have become embroiled in Iraq.

Go in and kick the $4I7 out of them and get out. Nation building, meals on wheels...leave it to the blue helmets.

There will NEVER be peace in the middle east, that is until the day of the Lord.


18 posted on 06/20/2014 12:24:37 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: nhwingut

Rand Paul is the (all) white Obama who will say anything to pander to what he thinks is the majority.

He is positioning himself to run, disastrously of course, as an ‘independent’-—pro-amnesty, pro-dope, pro-homo, anti-Israel, anti-defense-—or perhaps even more likely as a Democrat.

“The Republican Party left me,” he will say to the thrall of the lunatic left.


19 posted on 06/20/2014 12:25:18 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: nhwingut

Rand Paul is wrong.


20 posted on 06/20/2014 12:27:05 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nhwingut

Anybody that supports OBAMA on anything is not someone any GOP should vote for
Freegards
LEX


21 posted on 06/20/2014 12:31:41 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: nhwingut

I think there is plenty enough blame to go around: for those who started it and for those who couldn’t be bothered to finish it.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 12:33:53 PM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: nhwingut
Rand Paul & Marco Rubio was both full of crap!!

These GOPe politicians want the T.E.A. Party support but stab them in the back every chance they get!!

23 posted on 06/20/2014 12:35:33 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: nhwingut

Iraq would be a bargain at 10,000 American dead, 100,000 severely wounded, and $2 trillion in expenditure. This is why it doesn’t matter that the neo-cons said it would be a walk in the park, our soldiers would be welcomes, and that would pay for itself. Because even if they informed Congress of the true cost, we still would have done it.

Oh, the fact that the Republicans lost the Congress in 2006 and the White House in 2008, and we wound up with Obamacare and a flood of illegals, marriage equality, and a doubling of the national debt, yes, we would still invade Iraq. National bankruptcy, hyperinflation, millions of roving zombies, the CDC releasing anthrax, NSA spying on us, getting audited by the IRS, drone strikes on Americans in America, flushing the entire country down the toilet, no cost would have been too high.


24 posted on 06/20/2014 12:40:43 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: nhwingut

Ru Paul is a DemocRat.


25 posted on 06/20/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I have much more faith and trust in Dick Cheney than Rand Paul.


26 posted on 06/20/2014 12:45:41 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Redmen4ever

Shhh...

We’re supposed to be calling names. Don’t ruin our fun with unpleasant facts.


27 posted on 06/20/2014 12:51:29 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: servantboy777

ISIS is proof we din’t go far enough. Should have taken out Syria too and put Iran on notice. Obama agrees with you and Rand, though. Rand Paul is batcrazy, but Obama can’t wait for the Islamic fascists to threaten and possibly take over the entire region and beyond, ie, Arab Spring. If so, WWIII here we come.


28 posted on 06/20/2014 12:51:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: nhwingut

I expect such embarrassing reductionism and Post hoc ero propter hoc thinking from the Left, but to see it in such high supply on our side of the aisle makes me grimace.


29 posted on 06/20/2014 12:52:14 PM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: nhwingut
What a buffoon, this is a peek into the nothing candidacy he's got to offer.

On occasion he goes in the right direction and does or says the right thing, but on the whole he seems to go the way of his dad. They saw one and a half legs off the Reagan three legged stool and wonder why it wobbles for them.

30 posted on 06/20/2014 12:56:34 PM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: nhwingut

There were forces in play to denude both our overt and covert powers in dealing with threats long before Bush 1, Bush 2, Clinton, and Obama. Obama happens to be both clueless and mendacious in treating of American principles as our founders envisioned them, but he is not the one who started it. “Walk softly and carry a big stick” seemed to work well in the past. The past decades seem to tilt the other direction.


31 posted on 06/20/2014 1:07:57 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
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To: nhwingut

Now we find out that the invisible WMD and the facility to build them was there all along even as we were in Country for 10 years. And we did nothing about it?? America has become lost.............


32 posted on 06/20/2014 1:09:27 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; Chigirl 26; ExTexasRedhead; ...
"Randy is such a card."

Nope, he's TWO cards, jack and ace.

Randy has never seen a camera he doesn't like. I'm sure he's pulled ahead of John McPain this year when it comes to numbers of network interviews and punditry shows....and waaay ahead of Gloria Swanson when it comes to finding a TV camera in the halls of Congress and vamping himself in front of it.

And his mouth is spouting off all the time. He leaves no issue unturned. However, I've always said that sooner or later that tiny Paul's big yap will get him in doo-doo he will never get out of. He's getting closer every day. Today just may be a pre-Waterloo moment for him. A lot of folks across the fruited plain like and respect the Cheneys, all three of them.

If the GOP manages to elect a president in 2016, Rand wouldn't even be on my list for a political appointment as our consul general in Transylvania.

- - - -"All right, Mr. DeMille. I'm ready for my close-up. I'm going to be bigger than peanut butter!"

(Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond Paul in "Sunset Boulevard", 1950)- - - -

Leni

33 posted on 06/20/2014 1:17:02 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Monster BHO uses illegal children for political agenda while accusing Right of doing same.)
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To: Katarina

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 individual freedom to the rest of the world that is built and raised on tyranny and has never tasted true freedom...


34 posted on 06/20/2014 1:19:10 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: nhwingut

Keep alienating that base, senator. Surely the points you’re winning with people that hate what you claim to stand for will make up for it.


35 posted on 06/20/2014 2:33:26 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: nhwingut
I have admired Paul and defended him here more than once. It gets harder to do, though.

Well. Almost impossible now.

36 posted on 06/20/2014 4:47:17 PM PDT by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: nhwingut

See, this is a problem. The DemonRats circle the wagons and defend MORONS and attack GOOD MEN.

Rand is demonstrating the opposite. As do the GOP leaders.

It is one reason why I say the Republicans today are like the Democrat party of the 1980s.


37 posted on 06/20/2014 5:18:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: MinuteGal; Q-ManRN
***Rand wouldn't even be on my list for a political appointment as our consul general in Transylvania***

Wait a minute! Are you sure that is not the perfect spot for him? ...it could be a 'night-time' appointment... ;-D

38 posted on 06/21/2014 9:59:08 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: Bob Ireland
Well, he's becoming a little batty in his recent statements, so he probably would fit okay into that post.

Of course, he could only work nights....

Leni

39 posted on 06/21/2014 11:06:11 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Monster BHO uses illegal children for political agenda while accusing Right of doing same.)
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To: MinuteGal

BUMP....You got him pegged just right!


40 posted on 06/22/2014 8:01:33 AM PDT by JulieRNR21
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To: MinuteGal
***he's becoming a little batty***

:-D You are without peers!

41 posted on 06/22/2014 10:14:10 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: don-o

“I suppose Rand has a plan for his future. I can’t quite discern it. Getting headlines like this makes it a little touch to understand his political thought process.”

That’s just it. “Headlines”. Watch his interviews. Read the transcripts. Watch or read his speeches. Never mind what the Rand Paul haters here on FR say. They have their own agenda.

Like my tag line says, I’m only interested in the truth. Headlines and sound bites deceive those who let them.

Common LIES here on FR about Rand Paul.

1. He’s just like his (crazy) father.

2. He is a Libertarian

3. He supports amnesty

4. He’s for open borders

5. He’s a closet Liberal

6. and on and on and on, All lies!


42 posted on 06/22/2014 3:50:41 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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