Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Rand Paul: Republicans helped create Islamic State
U.S. Senator and GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul is starting to sound just like his father. During an appearance on MSNBC, Paul claimed that the "hawks" in the Republican party helped create the Islamic State.
Joe Scarborough: "Graham would say ISIS exists because of people like Rand Paul who said, 'Let's not go into Syria.' What do you say to Lindsey?"
Paul: "I would say it's exactly the opposite. 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 Assad, which would have made ISIS's job even easier. They created these people.
"Everything that they've talked about in foreign policy, they've been wrong about for twenty years," And yet they have somehow the gall to keep saying and pointing fingers otherwise."