Wednesday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Alan spoke with former Congressman and Presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul about President Obama’s strategy for defeating ISIS in the Middle East.
Dr. Paul criticized liberal Democrats who said they were anti-war during the George W. Bush Administration, but now support President Obama. He also discussed where he differs with his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), and his recent comments about how Scotland’s vote on independence could influence others movements, including secession in the United States.
Listen to the interview here:
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COLMES: Your son Rand Paul was one of the few people to vote against arming the oppositions in Syria, because we know that those weapons are going to ultimately wind up, just as the weapons used by ISIS in Iraq are now being used against us. It seems we learn nothing from history, I don’t get it
DR. PAUL: No and that makes no sense whatsoever. I think this rolling over is an important point that you bring up. Why do they do this, why do they cave in? It was the fact that I stood my ground when people got after me on my foreign policy that really gave me the credibility. So I would think a liberal Democrat who got elected, they look terrible. You know “I’m against the war, now I’m for the war,” they don’t win over the pro-war people anyway so I think flip-flopping is worse than holding a position where there’s some disagreement.
COLMES: You and Rand I know have different views, you don’t agree on everything, and you’re not his spokesperson nor he yours, but I think many people look to him to carry that torch. Do you see it that way?
DR. PAUL: What I think that’s what the media paints. And you’re right, I don’t like to dwell on that, he has his life and his politics, obviously when you and I talk, we don’t dwell and you don’t yell at me for disagreeing with you. But we try to look at the things that we agree on. And that’s why when the media tries to drive this “Well Rand said this and you said this.” I understand this from the media because it stirs up something, it’s not really enjoyable for me.
COLMES: Do you see (secession from the union) happening here domestically?
DR. PAUL: Here in this country? Yeah, I think the move is generating interest as a reflection of the failure of the state and the failure of this current administration. So people are reacting saying, “Well, it doesn’t work well.”
COLMES: Do you think the Republicans will take over the Senate this midterm election?
DR. PAUL: I think probably…generally speaking it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference.
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