RT : Rand Paul Alone Stops Harsher Sanctions On IranSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 17:32
RT : Rand Paul Alone Stops Harsher Sanctions On Iran
On Tuesday Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) summoned the US Constitution in an attempt to block even harsher sanction against Iran in fears of another war America could potentially be involved in.
Paul took the Senate floor to oppose the undivided approval of a new set of sanctions on Iran and introduced an amendment.
“My amendment is one sentence long; it states that nothing in this act is to be construed as a declaration of war or as an authorization of the use of military force in Iran or Syria,” Paul told his colleagues.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was eager to hastily authorize the bill, but Paul’s objection required that any use of military force against Iran had to be approved by Congress and wanted Congress to confirm that the US wasn’t rushing into another endless conflict.
“Before sending our young men and women into combat we should have a mature and thoughtful debate over the ramifications of war, over the advisability of war and over the objectives of the war,” Paul added.