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Rand Paul: Ask Dick Cheney about Iraq War
POLITICO ^ | 6/20/14 | KENDALL BREITMAN

Posted on 06/20/2014 9:27:12 PM PDT by boycott

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants to turn the tables on those who are questioning President Barack Obama’s handling of the draw down of troops in Iraq.

In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” that will air Sunday, when host David Gregory asked Paul if he found former Vice President Dick Cheney to be a credible critic of the president, Paul responded “I think the same questions could be asked of those who supported the Iraq War. You know, were they right in their predictions? Were there weapons of mass destruction there? Was the war won in 2005, when many of those people said it was won?”

Paul’s response comes after Cheney and his daughter Liz published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal criticizing the president for the ongoing conflict in Iraq where militants have begun to take over some of the country’s largest cities.

“Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many,” the article said. “Too many times to count, Mr. Obama has told us he is ‘ending’ the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — as though wishing [makes] it so.”

Instead of placing blame on the president, Paul suggested that blame for the unrest in the Middle East can be placed elsewhere.

“I don’t blame President Obama,” Paul said. “Has he really got the solution? Maybe there is no solution. But I do 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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KEYWORDS: cheney; iraq; obama; randpaul; randpaultruthfile; randsconcerntrolls; ronpaultruthfile
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“I don’t blame President Obama,” Paul said.

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Rand Paul is proving himself to be a complete buffoon. He's a nutcase.

obama wasn't responsible for us going to war with Iraq. We all pretty much know that, rand. However, he became responsible when he was elected. He has handled the situation in a most incompetent manner.

I want to apologize to others on here for at one time believing Rand Paul would be a good presidential candidate. I was very wrong.

Rand has made comments over the last few months that are bizarre. The more Rand opens his mouth, the more he makes it clear that he's not a viable option.

1 posted on 06/20/2014 9:27:12 PM PDT by boycott
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To: boycott

Agreed


2 posted on 06/20/2014 9:30:37 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade (Howard Phillips Conservative)
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To: boycott

“Rand Paul to steer clear of Mississippi runoff”

“Rand Paul: It’s a ‘misnomer’ to say McConnell isn’t conservative”

“Rand Paul To Campaign for Romney”

March, 2013—”Rand Paul endorses Mitch McConnell in 2014 Senate race, won’t back tea party challenge”


3 posted on 06/20/2014 9:32:55 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: boycott

Rand sounds more & more like his daddy....who is nuts.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 9:33:19 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: boycott

Reluctantly agree, completely. But it is better to find out now rather than later.


5 posted on 06/20/2014 9:33:19 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: boycott

Do you just now hear that giant sucking sound?

I heard it way out out here in TEXAS, but I thought I heard Rand’s voice singing something about his old Kentucky home - - - ?

Anybody else hear that?


6 posted on 06/20/2014 9:34:50 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: boycott

Folks can we finialy say this freaking liberal fraud is off the table? Please? No more excuses or calls for him to run? We can vote Hillary! if we want a liberal that badly.


7 posted on 06/20/2014 9:36:04 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: LongWayHome

Nuts? Maybe if Bush had carefully listened to Paul in ‘03, the entire disastrous experience in Iraq and the equally disastrous Obama administration would never had happened. The second was a consequence of the first.


8 posted on 06/20/2014 9:38:34 PM PDT by allendale
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To: ansel12

His debate with David Axelrod was bizarre. I really never understood his comments on abortion.

It’s just about to the point where I think Rand should run as a democrat.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 9:38:46 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Norm Lenhart

Folks can we finialy say this freaking liberal fraud is off the table? Please? No more excuses or calls for him to run? We can vote Hillary! if we want a liberal that badly.


Yes. I was way off. He was my leading candidate at one time. He’s off the table for me.


10 posted on 06/20/2014 9:42:31 PM PDT by boycott
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To: allendale

If Bush would have stuck to his guns this never would have happened. And if he would have gotten on TV after 911 and told the country that they should watch for democrat sabotaging the war and KEPT SAYING IT none of this would have happened.

We still needed to disrupt the terrorism there as it obviously DID come here. “There” being all the middle east.


11 posted on 06/20/2014 9:43:17 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Graewoulf

I did hear it. But didn’t know what it was. :)

Looks like Rand proves the old adage to be true. The nutcase doesn’t fall too far from the tree.


12 posted on 06/20/2014 9:44:06 PM PDT by berdie
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Ask him yourself Rand!

Dick Cheney would crush you in an Iraq debate.

13 posted on 06/20/2014 9:44:09 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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Good. We all wanted to believe like Fox Mulder. I did too once. But he is not what he said he was. He is his father.


14 posted on 06/20/2014 9:44:41 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: berdie

OKAY! That is two for TEXAS!

Any other FReepers in any other States hear it?

This could be series for Randy-Boy!


15 posted on 06/20/2014 9:46:11 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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Rand Paul’s foreign policy would be indiscernible from Obama’s


16 posted on 06/20/2014 9:47:46 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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Rand Paul’s foreign policy would be indiscernible from Obama’s


I’ve thought the same thing.


17 posted on 06/20/2014 9:50:16 PM PDT by boycott
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His debate with David Axelrod was bizarre. I really never understood his comments on abortion.

Get on some libertarian threads and you will have that reaction often. They so desperately want to spit it out, but they can't to conservatives, so it turns into a confused, rambling mess, in the end, you just have to conclude that whatever gibberish they are spewing, it is a position opposing yours, or else they would be speaking plain English.

18 posted on 06/20/2014 9:55:49 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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I guess that Sen. Rand Paul, just like Mr. Obama, only knows what he sees in the funny papers, huh?

ISIS Reportedly Captured Saddam’s Chemical Weapons Stockpiles, Attacks Key Refinery
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3169938/posts

Did Saddam Have WMDs After All: ISIS Overruns Iraq Chemical Weapons ‘Mega-Facility’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3169960/posts


19 posted on 06/20/2014 9:57:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
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He's a whack job like his father.

Pretended to be sane for a while, but at the end of the day has no moral compass.

The Golfer in Chief deserves LOTS of blame for his foreign policy catastrophes.

20 posted on 06/20/2014 9:58:03 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: allendale

I’m talking about Rand’s recent behavior....and the general behavior of his father, not about every position the old man took.


21 posted on 06/20/2014 9:58:30 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: boycott

Rand Paul...the Ross Perot for today.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 9:58:35 PM PDT by what's up
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To: ansel12

At the end of the day, Libertarians are not us. We do share many things. and we absolutely should work together on those things. But they are the and we are us. Never will the twain meet. And we should each be honest about who we are.


23 posted on 06/20/2014 9:59:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: allendale

Nuts? Maybe if Bush had carefully listened to Paul in ‘03, the entire disastrous experience in Iraq and the equally disastrous Obama administration would never had happened. The second was a consequence of the first.


That doesn’t change the fact that Obama has done a HORRIBLE JOB with what he inherited. I blame Obama for that. Our future is less secure because of the horrible job Obama has done there.


24 posted on 06/20/2014 10:00:54 PM PDT by boycott
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Yes. I was way off. He was my leading candidate at one time. He’s off the table for me.

The primaries haven't even started yet, it is not worth mentioning.

25 posted on 06/20/2014 10:01:19 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: what's up

FURP


26 posted on 06/20/2014 10:01:27 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: boycott; Lurkina.n.Learnin
Rand Paul’s foreign policy would be indiscernible from Obama’s

In effect, yes.

But not in intent. Paul wouldn't be trying to lose.

27 posted on 06/20/2014 10:03:16 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: allendale

Paul was wrong and is an idiot, it is why he could never win a state wide Texas election.


28 posted on 06/20/2014 10:04:10 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: boycott

Every single geopolitical problem in the world today traces directly to liberals and their actions. They either caused it directly or assisted in it.

Every single problem this country faces economically, socially, educationally act. traces directly to liberals and their actions. They either caused it directly or assisted in it.

Every one. Anyone giving 5 min of thought can come up with dozens of examples.


29 posted on 06/20/2014 10:04:11 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: what's up

Ross was more right than Rand.

I hope he doesn’t pull a Perot as a 3rd party candidate and put the demo in office. Truth is that he might pull more democrats if he did run as a 3rd party candidate. He seems to be running as a democrat.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 10:04:20 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Norm Lenhart

Every single geopolitical problem in the world today traces directly to liberals and their actions. They either caused it directly or assisted in it.

Every single problem this country faces economically, socially, educationally act. traces directly to liberals and their actions. They either caused it directly or assisted in it.

Every one. Anyone giving 5 min of thought can come up with dozens of examples.


I agree 100%!


31 posted on 06/20/2014 10:05:32 PM PDT by boycott
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>> I want to apologize to others on here for at one time believing Rand Paul would be a good presidential candidate. I was very wrong. <<

Good to hear. Now hopefully the rest of the Rand fans on here will admit they were wrong, especially the ones who vehemently denied that Rand was pro-amnesty and cursed us out for saying so.

32 posted on 06/20/2014 10:07:10 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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Every Freeper should try it. Take an hour. Just go through FR’s pages and see for yourselves how as if by magic every issue has liberalism attached.

I am not remotely joking. It is the truth.


33 posted on 06/20/2014 10:07:18 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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Every Freeper should try it. Take an hour. Just go through FR’s pages and see for yourselves how as if by magic every issue has liberalism attached.

I am not remotely joking. It is the truth.


I know you’re not joking. I’ve thought the same thing before.


34 posted on 06/20/2014 10:10:15 PM PDT by boycott
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Rand has lately been the equal opportunity insulter to everyone, every side, every group and now poor old Cheney. So, net-net, he’s gaining zero forward ground. He gains one and insults two.

How does that work?


35 posted on 06/20/2014 10:10:19 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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Rand Paul is confirming that his common sense ends at our borders.

Just like his father.


36 posted on 06/20/2014 10:12:28 PM PDT by rdcbn
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The primaries haven’t even started yet, it is not worth mentioning


(1) It should be clear to everyone that he’s running.

(2) I have no problem eliminating him as an option.


37 posted on 06/20/2014 10:13:03 PM PDT by boycott
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Rand has lately been the equal opportunity insulter to everyone, every side, every group and now poor old Cheney. So, net-net, he’s gaining zero forward ground. He gains one and insults two.

How does that work?


Rand gave Obama as pass and attacked conservatives. He didn’t gain any ground with me. He lost ground “big-time” as Cheney would say.


38 posted on 06/20/2014 10:17:06 PM PDT by boycott
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It sucks because I think many may have, but we still collectively treat it like something other than what its actions prove it is.

No one wants to believe that when Adolf got his start, he was just a loudmouth idiot too. Same for Marx. but look where it led. And there are many more liberals with greater delusions of Godhood than the communists or Nazis ever had combined. The real ones not the forced kind.

It’s just crazy talk!...Until it isn’t. And people like Ayres openly say we evil non compliant types must be eliminated.


39 posted on 06/20/2014 10:17:07 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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Both Pauls are losers!


40 posted on 06/20/2014 10:18:31 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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Rand Paul: Ask Dick Cheney about Iraq War


Yup, Cheney has it all wrong is and is really the prince of darkness incognito.

Did you know that Dick Cheney actually used WMDs in Iraq as one of the justifications to go to war.

We all know that there were no WMDs in Iraq so when we said Bush lied, people died we have to include Cheney in there with him as well.

What, Al -Qaeda ISIS terrorist insurgents just seized Saddam’s Mega Chemical Weapons production facility filled with sealed bunkers brimming with WMDs ?

Yawn.......


41 posted on 06/20/2014 10:20:24 PM PDT by rdcbn
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no no. He’s Darth Vader. There are pictures proving it. I saw them!


42 posted on 06/20/2014 10:21:31 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Liberalism is truly a delusional mental disease. It is the root of most all our nation’s problems.


43 posted on 06/20/2014 10:21:51 PM PDT by boycott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The media will have him on more shows. Zer0 could have him to the White House
He just might find out soon what a tool he has become.

He’s done for around here


44 posted on 06/20/2014 10:22:32 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: boycott

Take out the act of god stuff like cancer or natural disasters and it’s all Lib caused. And even those two are hosed up because libs play with response/funding.


45 posted on 06/20/2014 10:24:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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I didn’t mean Paul running, I meant your early support for him isn’t worth mentioning.


46 posted on 06/20/2014 10:24:28 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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I didn’t mean Paul running, I meant your early support for him isn’t worth mentioning.


I defended him on many occasions on this site so I thought I would mention it.

He was my favorite about a year ago. He proved me wrong.


47 posted on 06/20/2014 10:28:46 PM PDT by boycott
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What ferry told Paul that the war was going to be over in 2005? President Bush himself said that this was a different war and it would take a long time. I’d never vote for that idiot.


48 posted on 06/20/2014 10:30:26 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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And IMO you deserve props for that. If more people would just simply say “I hosed it. I was wrong” on a lot of these guys, we could get our act together around the good ones.

Of course we will disagree on things. We are all different. But the level of crap increases dramatically simply because many refuse to lose face. The thing is, no one loses face admitting a mistake. Only doubling down on’em.


49 posted on 06/20/2014 10:32:30 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Rand Paul didn’t just lose me with his comments about the Iraq War. That was the final straw. He’s been losing me with several things that he’s said over the last few months.


50 posted on 06/20/2014 10:40:05 PM PDT by boycott
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