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NPR - Rand Paul vs. John McCain on Syria

From NPR's Morning Edition:

Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona approach the question of military strikes on Syria from opposite wings of the Republican Party. Paul from the isolationist wing and McCain from the traditional, more hawkish wing. Their disagreement played out in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, and serves as a preview for the far more consequential version of this debate among House Republicans.

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If you go to a party..

..and you don't attack anybody, you're an isolationist.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

Paul is not an isolationist.

Paul is not an isolationist. For examples of isolationism see North Korea and Iran. Non-intervention is not isolation. Paul is for open, friendly relations, free trade, etc. Just sick of people not getting the obvious difference between the two.

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Iran has been forced in to

Iran has been forced in to isolationism- big difference but still you're correct about the rest and it irritates the hell out of me as well.

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

Yes, Paul is not an isolationist,

but to say that, for example, Iran as a country is, is not at all true. Iran is not isolationist, but the West has isolated Iran with huge sanctions, constant treats, etc.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

Separate subject. Argument

Separate subject. Argument could be made there but I don't agree with that. Iran is definitely isolationist in how it deals with its immediate neighbors without regard to US/UN sanctions. The Arabs are far more concerned with Iran than we are, and that's really the only reason we care, because of the oil market.

amen, it is intentional

amen, it is intentional