I watched Rand Paul’s response to President Obama’s Syria speech on Fox News, which cut in a little late on the live speech, so all Fox viewers missed the opening. I didn’t think anything of it until I later read the first sentence of his speech. Now I wonder if Fox, with an advance copy of the text, purposely delaying switching to him.
Paul begins, “Twelve years after we were attacked by Al Qaeda, 12 years after 3,000 Americans were killed by Al Qaeda, President Obama now asks us to be allies with Al Qaeda.”
Basically, Paul says the President isn’t just wrong-headed about Syria, he’s a traitor, he’s a terrorist. It’s not about upholding international abhorrence of chemical weapons, it’s about actively helping Al Qaeda.
And this guy is widely viewed as one of the front runners for the GOP nomination in 2016.