Presidential candidate Rand Paul lays the blame for the rise of the Islamic State ISIS on his own party. He said, “ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately,” Paul said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” He continued: “They created these people. ISIS is all over Libya because these same hawks in my party loved – they loved Hillary Clinton’s war in Libya. They just wanted more of it.”
Much like his dad, Rand Paul favors a dramatic reduction in U.S. money to foreign governments and less military intervention into foreign affairs.
Paul is correct, ISIS is made up of the remnants of Saddam Hussein’s old Baath regime and they have seized U.S. military equipment from the Iraq War. The GOP argues that it was the Obama administration that pulled out the needed security forces in Iraq. Paul believes that leaving security forces is equivalent to a perpetual war in Iraq.
“Everything that they have talked about in foreign policy, they have been wrong about for 20 years, and yet they have somehow the gall to keep saying and pointing fingers otherwise,” Paul said.