Rand Paul Lambasting Obamas Endless War strategy in the Middle East
Appearing at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Kentucky, Paul condemned the administration’s policy of endless war, and appealed for a more humble approach to oversees affairs.
“For our country’s sake, certainly for our soldiers’ sake — for the sake of every veteran who ever donned a uniform and fought for this country — America’s mission should always be to keep the peace, not police the world,” Paul urged.
“There is no greater priority for the federal government than the defense of the Constitution and the nation,” Paul added. “Yet, sometimes I think our defense is weakened by our overeagerness to be involved in every civil war on the planet.”
The Senator asserted that US military involvement in Egypt, Syria and Libya was not based on “common sense” rationale, and that the nation’s military and civilian leaders now “often don’t think” before they act.
“Last week I was told by the administration, you know what their goal is in Syria? To fight to a stalemate,” Paul told the audience.
“I’ve told them I’m not sending my kids or your kids or any American soldiers to fight for stalemate. When we fight, we fight to win, we fight for American principles, we fight for the American flag and we come home after we win.”