Red meat is right. Stinger44, did you notice how this seemed like a campaign speech too? He sounds like a man running for president of the United States.
Why say it?
Because he's running for president of the United States. I'm not surprised by this rhetoric, kind of expected this kind of bs.
I think Rand meant to say, "They attacked us with box cutters, we didn't attack them."
Never be afraid to ask simple questions.