Monday, February 4, 2013

Rand Paul on Iran: "All Options Are On the Table"

Once again, Senator Rand Paul has distanced himself from his father's rabid isolationism.  In an interview on WMAL, he said that "all options are on the table" with regards to Iran going nuclear and these include military ones.  That's a far cry from his father as Larry O'Connor writes:

"Why shouldn't Iran have Nuclear weapons?" Those were the disconcerting words from Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) during a 2011 GOP debate in Iowa as the perennial presidential candidate gave Americans reason number one to not take him seriously as a candidate for Commander in Chief.  

His son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), is probably going to run for president some day.  Some think it will be sooner rather than later.  And last week, Sen. Paul broke ranks with his father and drew a line in the sand with Iran.  
On WMAL-FM with me and co-host Brian Wilson, Sen. Paul spoke strongly about the sanctions against Iran, something his father called a "precursor to war and an embarrassment to a country that pays lip service to free trade."
When I pressed Sen. Paul about the potential scenario that U.S. military intervention could be the only thing that could stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, he responded that he would take nothing off the table when it comes to preventing a nuclear Iran.  

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