Sunday, September 14, 2014

Rand Paul Doesn't Rule Out US Ground Troops in Fight Against ISIS

John McCormack reports:
"Senator Rubio this week said that combat troops on the ground--American combat troops--could be a possibility if the current strategy doesn't work," one reporter said after a campaign event featuring Paul and New Hampshire senatorial candidate Scott Brown. "Senator Paul, would you support such a move?"

"I think some of it depends on what the events are. So events do change over time," Paul replied. "I'm a stickler for the Constitution, and the Constitution says Congress needs to determine these things." Back in June, Paul wrote in the Wall Street Journal that "we should not put any U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq, unless it is to secure or evacuate U.S. personnel and diplomatic facilities."
In other words, Rand doesn't appear to object to unnecessary US military operations overseas, he just wants to make sure they are unnecessary military operations approved by Congress---and that under developing circumstances he might even vote in favor of such military operations.


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