Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Rand Paul Dance on War

Hoping to attract both the pro-war and anti-war crowd simultaneously, on Friday, Rand Paul first told attendees at the Iowa Renewal Project:
Jesus reminds us what our goal should be when he proclaims: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.’

But, to keep the warmongers happy, he managed to provide this spin on the peace message of Jesus:
This does not mean we never go to war. But it means we should do so reluctantly, and seek an end expeditiously.
Rand then moved on to what is becoming familiar territory for him, obsessive support for Israel:
 Many of these countries who seek our aid are not our true allies and no amount of money will make them so. They are not allies of Israel and I fear one day our money and military arms that we have paid for will be used against Israel.
Bottom line, Rand's message, when it comes to war, is no different than the message of the most hardcore war hawks in Congress and the media. He is a little more subtle and talks a bit in code, but that is because he wants to fool as much of his libertarian base as possible. But any man talking about reluctant war and expeditious war is not anti-war. He is a supporter of one of the most evil parts of government.

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