Ok, so Dick Cheney was wrong about a lot on foreign and defense policy.
But that doesn’t make Rand Paul right. He’s as misguided as Cheney, just in the opposite direction.
Too little engagement is as bad — worse? — than too much.
I want to get out of Afghanistan yesterday, but I want to continue our drone program, including against Americans if they choose to join the terrorists, and I want to make sure that Iran doesn’t get nuclear weapons. We should have stopped Pakistan and North Korea, but too late now. Let’s not add Iran to that list of mistakes, which, aside from the threat to Israel, would set off disastrous nuclear proliferation throughout the Middle East.
Both the White House and the GOP have handled Rand Paul clumsily. I hope they’ve each learned a lesson.