Rand Paul Goes Neocon For IsraelSubmitted by McWilly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 13:58
The National Review has an article up today quoting Rand and his shocking comments after he returned from a trip to Israel. It’s like he skipped the actual trip to the Middle East, and instead was hijacked away to a Neocon brainwashing fortress, where he was indoctrinated in all of their beliefs about our ally in the region. Senator Paul’s remark:
Absolutely we stand with Israel. What I think we should do is announce to the world — and I think it is pretty well known — that any attack on Israel will be treated as an attack on the United States.
This is Neoconservative to the very core, and a position that brings bile to the throats of libertarians, especially since Rand has flip flopped on the issue since his early days. I have already written about Israel previously, and about the nefarious AIPAC, during our answering of Ron Paul’s 32 Questions. My stance on Israel is clear in that I don’t support the U.S. funding Israel, nor backing their aggression in the Gaza Strip. In no way should there be a standing agreement that Israel will always have the military support of the United States, especially when Israel is far richer, far more weaponized and far more aggressive than it’s neighbors. It’s fine having an ally – everyone needs friends after all…but to claim, as Rand has here, that an attack on Israel is an attack on the U.S. (and thus will be an act of war upon us, essentially) is ridiculous.
The Review writer goes on to connect the dots concerning Rand’s ambitions, citing that he took this trip with a man that she refers to as an “Evangelical Kingmaker” by the name of David Lane