February 11, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul wants us to believe Hillary Clinton is responsible for the chaos in the Middle East. Forget all about that administration that blew up the region in the first place and invaded a country based on lies, the rise of ISIS is all the Hildabeast's fault.

Paul: 'I blame' Clinton for ISIS conflict:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday accused former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of helping to spur unrest in the Middle East that led to the current battle against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

“One of the people I blame for a lot of this, frankly, is Hillary Clinton,” he said on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom.”“The disaster that is Libya is now a breeding ground for terrorists and also a breeding ground for armament. I really do blame Hillary Clinton’s war in Libya for creating a lot of the chaos that is now spreading throughout the Middle East.”Paul has repeatedly needled Clinton ahead of the two politicians’ potential 2016 bids, this time when host Bill Hemmer asked for his take on President Obama’s proposed authorization to fight ISIS, sent to Congress Wednesday. The proposal includes vague language that limits the president from “enduring offensive ground combat” but would allow him to authorize limited ground operations and have soldiers target ISIS forces and their associates. [...]

While Paul said “the president has to do much more” to combat ISIS, and that America should consider directly arming Kurdish fighters on the ground, he admitted that there has been some improvement.

“They have been pushed back,” he said about ISIS. “I don’t think they are gaining ground."

But he pivoted back to Clinton and said that her push to arm rebels in Syria fighting against President Bashar Assad helped bring weapons into “the hands of ISIS," and criticized her for unrest in Libya.

“I think Hillary’s war in Libya and then Hillary’s admonition, the president’s admonition, and frankly some Republicans' admonition to get involved in the Syrian civil war has actually now created a bigger problem, which is ISIS,” he said.

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