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Rand Paul stands alone against Senate's 'preemptive war' resolution for Iran

The US Senate voted 90-1 early Saturday on a non-binding resolution to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Voting against the resolution was Sen. Rand Paul, arguing that the bill was a de-facto declaration of war.

The measure, which was introduced several months ago by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bob Casey and Joe Lieberman, supports continuing to pressure Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment program. The resolution advocates using methods other than containment to stop Iran, including exerting economic and diplomatic pressure. Senate Joint Resolution 41 “rejects any United States policy that would rely on efforts to contain a nuclear weapons-capable Iran.” Senators expressed their fears regarding Iran’s nuclear capabilities.

“We know that Iran would create access for terrorists – access for them – to these nuclear weapons, making the Middle East a nuclear tinbox,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal said before the Senate. “We cannot trust this regime. We know that fact beyond any potential doubt.”


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Is this 2002?

...and what country IS he talking about?

"The fact of the matter is, they're still building nukes!" -Kudlow

Wow! My uneducated, general impression from listening to Kudlow in this video is that Iran has been building and/or stockpiling nuclear weapons for more than 30 years. Wow again! If that were actually true, imagine how insane it truly is to be threatening them into a preemptive strike against Israel.

He does bear a seriously convincing tone, far moreso than his two guests. I bet FOX hands him a more than drippingly juicy bonus this year for so often and so willingly going above and beyond his call of market reporting duty.

This comment references the video BELOW posted by Alliance With None...

CNBC Analyst Pretends There Was No Dissenting Vote

Check out 5:27 where she says the vote was 99-0:

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard


Risking his re-election in the Senate, and whatever national chances he had for 2016!!!

...this vote is in total alignment with his Romney endorsement!!!

He should have just endorsed that Constitutional scholar Obama like his Dad's supporters are!!!

"We The People" WANT war with Iran!!!

I knew I couldn't TRUST Rand!!!

Standing ALONE with this vote - I knew Luke Rudkowski was right about him!!!

scawarren's picture

I have serious reservations

I have serious reservations about how much you think you "know".

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain



Rand finally impressed me

with this vote. It's the first time he has. 12 more brave moves like that and I will start following him. He has already placed some bad votes so it takes time and consistency for trust to be expected.

It was sad to watch.

I stayed up for those two votes. Wasn't easy to fall asleep that night.

What about Pakistan? What

What about Pakistan? What about North Korea?

What about China and Russia?

What about Israel?

We think that nuclear weapons are safe with these 5 countries, yet Iran...a country that has never attacked anyone in over 200 years...is the big problem?

What kind of fu&%$^ up, upside down world are we living in???

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Linda Cross's picture

Why do we only have one sane voice in the Senate?

Thanks Rand.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.