Friday, December 7, 2012

Rand Paul Explains His Vote In Favor Of Sanctions On Iran

This is a video clip from earlier this year, with Rand Paul explaining his earlier vote for sanctions. Lots of dancing in the clip by Rand explaining why the US shouldn't go to war with Iran, but he concludes that it should be dependent on a vote of Congress.

He calls sanctions a "middle ground."


  1. Sanctions are a provocation to war. The US Gov't hopes to egg them into striking first like FDR did with Japan. My relative, Adm. Kimmel, was blamed for Pearl Harbor but FDR was the culprit.

  2. Don't worry. He has a secret plan to become president and then make us all free.

    1. I'm already free. I do not need a piece of paper or some jackass to tell me that I am.

    2. You need to work on your sarcasm detector!

  3. I don't want his excuses. I don't want him anywhere to be honest. He should listen to his father on studying Mises. Mises stated the middle of the road approaches lead to Tyranny. Well not in those exact words, and I'm not posting the logic framework here for it.

  4. It's just a matter of time before we start to see some of these evil neocons claim that they are libertarians, because of Rand Paul. Yeah, thanks Rand.

  5. Hmmmm, can anybody think of a historical event/period where sanctions did *not* lead to war? And does anyone seriously believe that sanctions--since they *always* fall on the people, not the leaders--do not spur 'nationalist' sentiments?

    And why would Rand say that malarkey about 'Iran's possession of nukes is not a good idea; it could destabilize the middle east?' The only rational argument against Iran possessing nukes is that the leadership is 'not rational'? They appear to be much more rational than that wacko in North Korea--and he has nukes.

    Rand is making no sense!

  6. I saw this video when it first came out. Notice how he breezed right by his justification for sanctions. Rand pivoted to being against preemptive war without addressing the actual impacts of sanctions upon the population. The questioner spoke of the atrocities resulting from sanctions on Iraq. Rand Paul purposely avoided going anywhere near this fact.

    Tell the starving children or those dying from inadequate medical care just how 'middle-ground' sanctions are.

  7. First of all: a middle ground???
    How about just voting NO, Rand?
    When someone pisses in a bucket of water, will you choose the middle ground and sip one cup of it?
    Bad is bad.

    And second of all, isn't every problem there is today the result of a middle ground? Isn't the debt the result of a middle ground? Is how far America has fallen in terms of individual rights and liberties the result of a middle ground?

    Notice how the middle ground translates into ever moving further to bigger government. The totalitarians keep pulling, and the so-called "small government" people keep offering them inches.