Even Rand Paul Has a Strategy to Crush ISIS with Military Force

Hawkish position now more in line with DNC

• September 2, 2014 3:57 pm


Even war dove Rand Paul, who was recently attacked by the Democratic National Committee for being insufficiently hawkish (yes you read that right), has a strategy for confronting ISIS. President Obama, on the other hand, does not.

According to an Associated Press report on Paul’s speech at an Americans For Prosperity gathering in Dallas last week:

[S]ome of the loudest applause for Paul came when he quipped: "If the president has no strategy, maybe it's time for a new president."

In an emailed comment, however, Paul elaborated by saying: "If I were President, I would call a joint session of Congress. I would lay out the reasoning of why ISIS is a threat to our national security and seek congressional authorization to destroy ISIS militarily."

Ezra Klein may disagree, but "destroy ISIS militarily" is actually a pretty good strategy, though maybe not as ambitious as the Ralph Peters Plan.

Meanwhile, Ron Paul has a different view.