Neocons Go Mudslinging Against “Isolationist” Rand Paul Over IraqSubmitted by McWilly on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:48
Rand Paul started a war of words when he defended (in a way) Obama’s withdrawing of American troops from Iraq and the Presidents continued refusal to put boots on the ground in that country again to attempt to staunch the uprising of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).
In a series of television interviews, Rand took the stance that the US involvement, unconstitutional wars, overthrow of government and occupation of Iraq were strong factors leading up to the country’s current state of affairs. This is a point which I full agree with. He also stated that the ISIS faction was using the US’s own arms (and training) against the Iraqi government, which would appear to be true seeing as ISIS is allied with the Syrian rebels battling Assad, supported by the US. I’ve discussed the problems with the US arming other uprising factions previously, and cited the return on that investment, which typically is paid out in the blood of Americans. We just started shipping over brand new F-16s to Iraq, which we can look forward to ISIS pilots flying any day now.
Of course the Neocons and the government are tap dancing around the Syrian rebel issue, and noted Neocon Dick Cheney has loudly been slamming Rand’s (current) stance that the US should keep its nose out of Middle Eastern affairs.