Rand Paul Op Ed on CNN.com: "Romney's Wrong On Middle East, Defense Spending"Submitted by JosiahWampfler on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:46
Rand Paul shows in his opinion piece to CNN that he is still unafraid to criticize Republican neo-con foreign policy. He may of endorsed Romney, but it is unlikely that he will vote for much of what the man does as President. In the end, talk is cheap. Rand likely thinks it will be easier to work with Romney, but his endorsement pretty much ends there. Great article. Comments are welcome as always!
This week, I will campaign for Gov. Mitt Romney. I believe this election will and should be about moving America back from the edge of the abyss on which we stand, where our debt and spending threaten to overwhelm and drown us. Romney's belief in free markets, limited government and trade make him the clear choice to lead our country come January.
I do not, however, support a call for intervention in Syria. And, if such intervention were being contemplated, it is absolutely necessary that Congress give any such authority to the president. No president, Republican or Democrat, has the unilateral power to take our nation to war without the authority of the legislature.
At times, I have been encouraged by Romney's foreign policy. I agree with his call to end the war in Afghanistan sooner rather than later and with his skepticism of, and call for reform in, foreign aid, but I am a bit dismayed by his foreign policy speech Monday, titled "Mantle of Leadership."
Romney chose to criticize President Obama for seeking to cut a bloated Defense Department and for not being bellicose enough in the Middle East, two assertions with which I cannot agree.