As most of his opponents are seemingly doing everything in their power to make the situation in the Middle East and America’s relations with Russia even worse than they are right now, libertarian presidential hopeful Rand Paul is taking another approach to foreign policy. One that he calls “foreign policy realism”.
Some of his rivals are treading in a very dangerous territory, previously talking about nuclear weapons and how the U.S. should not be afraid to use them more.
He was referring to, whom else, but Donald Trump, or more precisely, Trump’s spokeswoman Katrina Pierson who said on Fox News recently that “the biggest problem is we haven’t been willing to use [nuclear weapons] enough.”
Paul had a ready reply for the currently leading GOP candidate, saying:
“Nobody in this country past the age of 10 would say they’re eager to use the nuclear arsenal, but that’s the leading Republican candidate right now.” (Washington Examiner)
“It should scare us to death to think that people are considering voting for someone who says that our problem is that we have not been willing enough to use our nuclear arsenal,” Paul said.
“Win or lose . . . having another voice that I think is a reasonable voice about the Middle East is an important thing,” said the first-term senator from Kentucky. “It’s an important decision who’s in charge of our nuclear arsenal, who’s in charge of going to war or not going, and I don’t think we want to recklessly or carelessly get involved in a war.” (Concord Monitor)
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