Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rand Paul: “Over-The-Top Aggressive Foreign Policy” Isn’t Conservative

Sen. Rand Paul appeared on conservative talk radio host Bryan Fischer’s show on Wednesday and denounced a conservative foreign policy that he views as “over-the-top aggressive.”

Asked how he would “evolve and adapt” the Republican party, Paul said, “One of the things that I think really may scare away some people is sometimes our discussion of foreign policy is about, oh, well we need to bomb this country, or no, I would bomb them before you would, or I would bomb them the day before yesterday, or I would bomb them into oblivion.”

“I don’t think that’s necessarily a conservative point of view,” Paul said. “That sort of over-the-top aggressive foreign policy doesn’t have to be really a conservative or constitutional point of view but it scares some people away from our party.”

Paul called for a party that emphasizes “strong national defense as a deterrent to war, but not eager for war” and said it was important that “we don’t appear to be the party that’s eager for war.”

“That’s what I mean by evolving.”

Paul is due to give a foreign policy speech at the Heritage Foundation next week, where he “will discuss his vision of a foreign policy that respects the plain language of our Constitution, the legal powers of Congress and the proper duties of the Commander-in-Chief.”

“Senator Paul will map out a foreign policy vision in which America can better avoid never-ending conflict and protracted commitments,” according to Heritage’s copy.

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