• Rand Paul: Republicans Helped Create ISIS

    Senator and 2016 presidential contender Rand Paul (R-KY) was all about making friends in the Republican party in his latest appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday.

    Paul said the policies supported by the “hawks” in the Republican party contributed to the creation of ISIS, the group of Sunni Islamic killers currently slaughtering, raping, and bombing their way through Iraq and Syria.

    “Lindsey Graham (R-SC) would say, ISIS exists because of people like Rand Paul who said let’s not go into Syria,” Joe Scarborough said to Paul.

    “I would say it’s exactly the opposite,” Paul responded. “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,” Paul added. “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.”

    Although some of Paul’s sentiments start off sounding terribly simplistic and tend to sound like the liberal equivalent of “global warming created ISIS,” the essence of his argument about American interventionism and supplying arms to militants in “failed states” is mostly accurate.

    Listen to Senator Paul’s argument for yourself in the clip above and tell us what you think.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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