Rand Paul's Neocon Vision For The EmpireSubmitted by nyankyun on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 14:39
HuffPo has a piece on Rand Paul's views regarding the shutting down of U.S. military bases on foreign soil.
“I’m not saying don’t have any,” he said. "I'm just saying maybe not 900. I mean, I’d rather have one at Fort Campbell and Fort Knox than one in Timbuktu.”
And it turns out Paul is not opposed to keeping military bases in Iraq, or in that part of the world, for the foreseeable future...
"Some libertarians argue that Western occupation fans the flames of radical Islam -– I agree," Paul said in that speech. "But I don’t agree that absent Western occupation that radical Islam 'goes quietly into that good night.'”
So Rand knows that occupation fans the flames...But seems to think that he has the recipe for the precise amount of fanning that needs to be done.
And what of Rand's views on Radical Islam?
Well, back in Feb. (prior to the #StandWithRand-palooza), Justin Raimondo wrote a scathing piece, called Rand Paul’s War Against “Radical Islam”. It makes me wonder, what does Rand have to do? What does he have to say? How far does he have to stray from the ideas of Liberty for libertarians to throw in the towel?