View Full Version : Rand Paul Op-Ed: Obama Will Not Get Away With a Syria Strike On My Watch

09-04-2013, 09:46 AM
Obama Will Not Get Away With a Syria Strike On My Watch

by Rand Paul

In 1971, Secretary of State John Kerry famously questioned: “How can you ask a man to be the last one to die for a mistake?” I would ask Secretary Kerry how can you ask a man to be the first one to die for a mistake? That is what he would be doing if the U.S. intervened in the Syrian civil war.

While the death and destruction stemming from the Syrian civil war is difficult to watch, I believe the U.S. must exercise maximum restraint and uphold the constitutional requirement that grants Congress, not the president, the right to declare war. The president’s announcement that he will seek congressional approval before unilaterally going to war is a step in the right direction.

From a strategic standpoint, there are three questions that should always be asked and sufficiently answered before going to war: What is the U.S. national interest? What is the military objective? What is the exit strategy?


09-04-2013, 10:17 AM

09-04-2013, 10:25 AM
Some of those comments are a little shocking. I'm sure they're all heading for the nearest recruiting station to sign up and fight in Syria. I think the hearing yesterday was Rand just getting warmed up.

09-04-2013, 03:32 PM
kicking ass!!!!

09-04-2013, 07:26 PM
excellent article.

Natural Citizen
09-04-2013, 07:41 PM
Uh-Oh. Someone is learning how to walk the walk. You know the one...


09-04-2013, 07:50 PM
Nice. I hope he's successful.

09-04-2013, 09:08 PM
this whole thing is just getting started

the exchange he had with kerry yesterday was just a tiny start

09-04-2013, 09:19 PM
Did you guys read some of the comments? Every time I read such stupid shit I believe that to be able to vote you need an IQ of at least 80.