Rand Paul on the Kurds: Then and Now
Kentucky senator Rand Paul, perhaps the most prominent non-interventionist in Congress, said in 2015 that the United States should defeat ISIS by arming the Kurds and promising the Kurds their own country: â€œI think they would fight like hell if we promised them a country.â€
The Kurds did indeed fight like hell, dying by the thousands in the fight against ISIS.
Now, Senator Paul is cheering on President Trumpâ€™s decision to abandon the Kurds:.............
............Even if youâ€™re a principled non-interventionist, how does abandoning the Kurds advance the national interest? A key objective of non-interventionism is relying on allies to fight our enemies, so America doesnâ€™t get bogged down in wars. What lesson will this betrayal send to existing and potential allies, now and in the future?..........https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/rand-paul-on-the-kurds-then-and-now/