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Rand Paul interview regarding Iran and immigration


Published on Feb 2, 2013
Senator Rand Paul discussed immigration reform, the Iranian nuclear situation and the Benghazi terrorist attack on WMAL.

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I don't think there are

I don't think there are hidden meanings. I also don't beleive he is playing a game of chess. I do beleive he is careful in his moves and what he says to avoid a "gotch ya". I'll bet he learned a lot from his father growing up and campaigning with him all these years. He's a pretty smart dude.

Spot On

Weebles, you are spot on!


*high five!*


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Unfortunatly Iran and the

Unfortunatly Iran and the issue of pre-emptive war is more important to me than 95% of the other issues.

But you are mislead.

But you are mislead.

Ok, I edited the title.

Ok, I edited the title. People can interpret Rand's comments however they want.

+1 and thank you.

I appreciate the fact that you corrected your mistake. Please don't do it again. Thank you.

Has Anyone

really thought about what sanctions do to a country?




it helps a country stand on its own two feet and is tough but will teach them how to get around our system.
Iran is learning and is still here.
That is a magnificent feat.
It is like someone not accepting gvt aid or following orders and learning to go under ground to be able to make it.

Ron Paul did this with every one of his campaigns and is just like Iran.
He learned how to get around the system. and in the mean time built an army that will not be stopped.

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sanctions are a form of love. Toughens up the children. Like the 500,000 Iraqi children that died under sanctions. It's good for them. Helps them become strong. War is a good thing actually.

Once the childish Iranians grow up they will respect and appreciate us helping them to mature. And you, you are already mature. You know what is good for them. And if there is a God he listening to your arrogant words that make warmongers drunk and cajole and whoop for war. Die children die! It's good (says the devil).

sanctions are war.
the conservatives were against WW1, the liberal progressives were for it.
the old right was against WW2, the liberals were for it
the republicans were against korea and vietnam, the democrats were for those wars
Bush, Sr, the liberal eastern establishment repub was for war with Iraq, the dems pretended to object
Bush, Jr, the man George Will called "the most liberal most interventionist president in the history of the US" and the man Buckley accused of destroying conservatism was for endless war and the democrats joined him
libertarians and old right conservatives are against sanctions (war) on Iran and you are for them and defend Rand's "all options are on the table" when he is asked about preemptive war.

who's the damn liberal here?

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I never said sanctions were good or were needed, or i agreee with them- I said Iran and other countries learn to get around our system with sanctions imposed on them. I said they have learned to make it with out taking part in anything we offer, or being part of our system.
Once again you read into something thats not there.
skervyd asked did anyone think about what sanctions do- and I have.
I stated something that is not obvious to some.

and bill clinton was the most interventionist president and started more wars then all previous presidents combined.
stop putting words in my mouth libtard, and I do not need a history lesson from you or any other libs

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Once Again

Weebles, you are SPOT ON!


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Are You Sure?

Sanctions on Iraq killed hundreds of thousands of kids. Is that teaching them to stand on their own? Maybe we should all research sanctions a little more. Maybe? BTW this comment is for 1777


This was an exact quote from

This was an exact quote from the interview. Make of it what you want. It seems clear to me that he said the military option is on the table.

"I think all options are on the table, but I think it's hard to come down with a final conclusion when we don't know exactly what the future brings yet. So, you know, I do agree with those who have said "All options are on the table". Those include military, but those also include diplomatic and I don't think we've exhausted the diplomatic or the sanctions."

Wouldn't Ron Have Said

"NO war is NOT an option! We need to stop policing the world and leave these other countries alone! They have a right to defend themselves!" Isn't THAT what Ron would have said?



Ron has voted for war and belives in defense under the constitution. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDW0av0XOyw

Rand is moving the GOP away from pre-emptive Bush doctorin band back to DIPLOMACY AND TRADE under the constitution, that is Rand's Option.


the subtle and nuanced difference between UNPROVOKED WAR and REACTING TO A PROVOCATION.

sheez o_O

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Ron believes in defensive

Ron believes in defensive war, not preemptive war. He would never make a statement like Rand made.

You don't understand Ron Paul.

As PRESIDENT, Dr. Paul has been clear.

He will follow the WORD of the constitution, not how he feels.

He would only engage in a military expedition if he received a Declaration of War from Congress or a letter of marque and reprisal.

End of story.

If he received one, he would execute it, kick @$$ and come home, irregardless of how he FELT about it or how libertarian or non-libertarian the effort was.

You are right! And if any of

You are right! And if any of you morons want out of the wars than I suggest you do what Dr. Paul said and become a player in this ball game. No POTUS is ever going to be able to change everything. That is your job.

That being said. Rand would make a great leader and Commander and Chief.

FYI...wasn't calling you personally a moron.

Rand also believes in defensive war

after Diplomacy and trade fail.. all options are only on the table because Neocons and Neoliberals are still holding powerful offices.

Note that Biden today, for the first time in a decade, put diplomacy back on the table.





That is a FAR CRY from what your initial title was.

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How is that when the quote

How is that when the quote that I just posted from the interview contains the line that the military option should be on the table?

Give Up Man

Randicons are going to defend him no matter what! Stop spinning your wheels. I guess they need a new messiah to believe in. People seem to HAVE to have a leader to look up to.


Did you like it when people

Did you like it when people called you a Paultard?

They are using...

the EXACT same excuses and rationalities to justify the EXACT same policies as Kissingerites and neocons. Identical.

Realpolitiks *barf*

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Well, is there a way to

Well, is there a way to delete this thread then? The consensus seems to be that I'm wrong in how I interpreted Rand's comment. I really just wanted to see if others interpreted Rand's comment the way that I did.

No, don't delete it, the Rand

No, don't delete it, the Rand haters love you!

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