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U.S. Senator Rand Paul (Alex Wong, Getty Images)

Paul: I'm Not An Isolationist

Senator Rand Paul wrote an opinion piece for Time yesterday laying out his foreign policy ideas.
 Some pundits are surprised that I support destroying the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militarily. They shouldn’t be. I’ve said since I began public life that I am not an isolationist, nor am I an interventionist. I look at the world, and consider war, realistically and constitutionally.

I still see war as the last resort. But I agree with Reagan’s idea that no country should mistake U.S. reluctance for war for a lack of resolve.

As Commander-in-Chief, I would not allow our enemies to kill our citizens or our ambassadors. “Peace through Strength” only works if you have and show strength.

Our recent foreign policy has allowed radical jihadists to proliferate. Today, there are more terrorists groups than there were before 9/11, most notably ISIS. After all the sacrifice in Afghanistan and Iraq, why do we find ourselves in a more dangerous world?

And why, after six years, does President Obama lack a strategy to deal with threats like ISIS?

This administration’s dereliction of duty has both sins of action and inaction, which is what happens when you are flailing around wildly, without careful strategic thinking.

And while my predisposition is to less intervention, I do support intervention when our vital interests are threatened.

If I had been in President Obama’s shoes, I would have acted more decisively and strongly against ISIS. I would have called Congress back into session—even during recess.


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President Obama's job approval rating continues to decline according to Gallup. On Thursday, President Obama had a job approval rating of only 38% with 54% of Americans disapproving of his job performance.
The mark ties the lowest approval rating that he has seen. President Obama has continued his foreign policy blunders in recent days so it would not surprise me to see his job approval rating sink even lower over the next few days as his missteps sink in. I believe the American people want a strong President and Obama has shown himself to be weak.

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