Recently announced presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., disagreed with Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer – who called Paul “the one Republican running” who shared Obama’s foreign policy ideas. Paul countered and argued that neoconservatives are closer to President Obama’s foreign policy than he is.
“I would say the reason he’s wrong is that if you look at who’s closest to President Obama on foreign policy, it would be the people who have supported his policies like the war in Libya,” Paul said. “I have been the one who opposed the war in Libya. I was the one opposed to Obama bombing… beginning of the Syrian conflict. I was the one opposed to Obama’s arming of the Syrian rebels…”
“See, the neocons have been in favor of all of these things and they’re actually much closer to President Obama than I am,” Paul added.
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Who these neocons are, Paul wouldn’t say. He refused to name names, instead calling neoconservatism a philosophy and not wanting to make it about personalities.
h/t: CNS News