Senator Rand Paul joined Morning Joe on MSNBC earlier today and bashed his fellow Republicans, including Sen. Graham as warmongers that have paved the way for the rise of ISIS in the middle east. Right wingers have been trying to rewrite George Bush's epic fail in Iraq and Afghanistan by blaming President Obama for the woes in the middle east, but Paul bucks that trend when it comes to ISIS.
Senator and 2016 candidate Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Morning Joe Wednesday that the policies of the hawks in his party were at least partly responsible for the rise of ISIS, the Sunni militants currently marauding across Syria and Iraq.
“[Senator] Lindsey Graham (R-SC) would say, ISIS exists because of people like Rand Paul who said let’s not go into Syria,” host Joe Scarborough posed.
“I would say it’s exactly the opposite,” Paul said. “ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately, and most of those arms were snatched up by ISIS. These hawks also wanted to bomb [Syrian President Bashar] Assad, which would have made ISIS’ job even easier. They created these people.”
“ISIS is all over Libya, because these saying hawks in my party, they loved Hillary Clinton’s war in Libya, they just wanted more of it,” he continued. “So everything they’ve talked about in foreign policy they’ve been wrong about for 20 years, yet they somehow have the gall to point the finger otherwise.”