Thursday, August 28, 2014

Best Quote Ever from Rand Paul

I have to give this one to Rand. In WSJ, this morning, he writes:
To interventionists like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, we would caution that arming the Islamic rebels in Syria created a haven for the Islamic State. We are lucky Mrs. Clinton didn't get her way and the Obama administration did not bring about regime change in Syria. That new regime might well be ISIS.
His follow through is also pretty good:
 This is not to say the U.S. should ally with Assad. But we should recognize how regime change in Syria could have helped and emboldened the Islamic State, and recognize that those now calling for war against ISIS are still calling for arms to factions allied with ISIS in the Syrian civil war. We should realize that the interventionists are calling for Islamic rebels to win in Syria and for the same Islamic rebels to lose in Iraq. While no one in the West supports Assad, replacing him with ISIS would be a disaster.
Rand, of course, doesn't go far enough and call for the halt of further global adventures of the Empire, and he doesn't consider how the adventures of the Empire in the Middle East fueled the current hatred of America by extremists, but his comments in WSJ, today, are at least clear and on the right track. So today, I am going to give him a break and say, "Nice job, Rand."

Tomorrow, I will probably be back to  discussing the outrageous comments Rand has made about Putin and Russia, and his painting of Russia as the bad guy in Ukraine and his failure to discuss US involvement in the coup that overthrew the democratically elected government there.

And, tomorrow, I will probably point out Rand's failure in his WSJ piece to point out what even the establishment NYT is not afraid to point out:
[T]he Pentagon press secretary said the Defense Department does not believe ISIS has “the capability right now to conduct a major attack on the U.S. homeland.”
This does not mean an attack couldn't occur on US soil, but it is much more likely to be the result of locals here in the U.S. being hyped up about because of U.S. military activity in the Middle East or false flag operations, rather than an ISIS  operation.


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