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"Nation-builder" probably isn't a term Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) would use to describe himself. The libertarian-leaning senator has built a reputation on his reluctance to intervene abroad, a point he emphasizes as he travels the country ahead of a likely White House bid in 2016.
But on Wednesday, two weeks after telling a crowd of conservatives that Republicans should give up the concept of nation building abroad, Paul called on the United States to ship arms to the Kurds with a promise to build them a nation: Kurdistan.
“Part of the problem is the Kurds aren’t getting enough arms,” Paul told Breitbart News. “The Kurds are the best fighters. The arms are going through Baghdad to get to the Kurds and they’re being siphoned off and they’re not getting what they need. I think any arms coming from us or coming from any European countries ought to go directly to the Kurds.”
Crooks & Liars blogger John Amato wrote of Paul, “When you hear him opine on issues coveted by the religious right, he falls squarely in their camp every time.”
In an interview with Bret Baier of Fox News, the Kentucky Republican, who described himself as a “libertarian conservative,” made the remarks when asked about his views on gay rights.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: tothetenthpower
I agree -- but if they start trying to annex parts of Turkey...we're going to find ourselves in a bit of a pickle. Since Turkey is part of NATO and our ally, can we just let the Kurds do that?
I suppose we'll have to cross that bridge when we get to it.