Skip to comments.Rand Paul: Blame Dick Cheney for Iraq violence, not Obama
Posted on 06/22/2014 7:23:32 PM PDT by kingattax
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., offered some bipartisan backup to President Obama on the subject of Iraq Sunday, saying many critics who blame the president for the ferocious Islamist insurgency there, like former Vice President Dick Cheney, should take a look in the mirror.
"I don't blame President Obama," Paul told NBC News. "Has he really got the solution? Maybe there is no solution."
Paul said those who have questioned the president's approach to the recent surge in violence should ask the same questions of those who supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq: "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?"
"They didn't, really, I think understand the civil war that would break out," Paul said.
Cheney and other conservative hawks have been relentless in their criticism of the president in recent days, saying Mr. Obama invited the chaos in Iraq by withdrawing all of America's troops in 2011 and that he's failing to stop it now by dithering and dissembling in his public response.
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rand paul for president ? president of what ?
Or he intended to.
The conservatives/libertarains are starting to sound like they are on drugs...this side today and the other side tomorrow.
So, will McCain go back to calling him a wacko bird?
if cindy and meghan tell him to.
We need to deport Rand Paul and have him live in Iraq for a few years. If he doesn’t understand the situation there, he will quickly learn that Bush was right after living there for a few years (provided he can survive for that long).
If Paul’s just spewing anti-American blather because he’s anti-American himself, then we need to deport him out of our own self-interest.
Conservatives always eat their own and the media runs with it. The left knows that a pro-government strategy IS the big tent strategy. Limited government means some are excluded.
The lack of meaningful post war “guidance” allowed the Shia to do to the Sunni what Saddam had done to them. This fiasco is 100% Obama. Now the ISIS has the “nonexistent” WMD.
Paul and all those like him need a good ass whoopin.
“ISIS” are the same subhumans that obozo wanted to fully and openly arm and support and mccain had his love fest with.
does anyone believe we have enough rope ?
Don’t confuse conservatives and libertarians.
Libertarians are out to defeat conservatism.
Rand Paul is trying to appeal to his libertarian base.
Who needs Democrats when you’ve got Rand Paul carrying their water on Iraq and immigration.
President of political trolling. Might as well be a liberal.
Recently RP has shown his true colors. FURP!
Can we blame both?
Disgraced ex-President/lifelong pervert Bill Clinton never had the balls to do anything about it so he, along with his fellow yellow-bellied, America-hating Libhole commie friends, pushed President Bush into taking action.
And then, when he did, they immediately started screaming bloody murder.
"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?"
How many rats claimed there were WMD's in Iraq??? Didn't hillary clinton vote in favor of the war as well as a bunch of other rats??? why does the criminal liberal media leave them out???
I loath this guy more every day. . .he’s a Mitch suck up and can’t be trusted ever.
Too much rope, too little action. Frustrating isn’t it?