Comment: Dr. Paul set himself up for that though

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Dr. Paul set himself up for that though

by saying "They don't want our troops on the Arabian peninsula." That sounds like he wants our troops to do as Al-Qaida commands --- that our troops should leave because Al-Qaida said so. I don't blame Chris Wallace at all for asking the logical follow up question.

Rand words things more carefully, so he doesn't set himself up like this. Rand is very careful with his words and how they're going to be perceived and interpreted. I'm sure he's learned from his father's mistakes or oversights in this area.

If they attack your motivations or call you a troll, rather than debating the substance of your argument, you've won the debate. If they do this AND address your argument, they know their argument is weak and are trying to make up for that.