Bolton Vs Rand Paul: Is It War?

by Associated Press  |  published on April 17, 2015

randpaul1A Bush-era ambassador to the United Nations is challenging Sen. Rand Paul’s national security views and suggests that Paul is an isolationist.

In remarks to a New Hampshire Republican gathering Friday, John Bolton said New Hampshire voters must first and foremost evaluate presidential candidates based on their foreign policy views. He said Republicans are stronger on foreign policy than Democrats but that “isolationists” should be weeded out of the pack.

“You need someone who understands in his or her gut that the most important thing they do is protect the country,” he told Republicans gathered in Nashua.

Later, he told The Associated Press he was speaking about Paul, the Kentucky senator and candidate for the Republican nomination.

 

  • punisher

    just because you read one artical, does not mean that what they say is true. Paul is not an isolationist by no means. that’s a harsh statement.

    • PC

      I don’t believe that Rand Paul is an isolationist and I don’t think that John Bolton is a war monger. The truth lies somewhere in between.
      Here are my views:
      • Don’t go to war without a declaration of war by the President and without advice and consent from the Congress.
      • Don’t go to war if the end goal is not to win the war. If we start the war, finish the war by totally destroying the enemy. Don’t put troops in harm’s way if the end goal is just a political settlement, and don’t engage in nation building.
      • Don’t give money to countries that are not our allies, or who hate us and want to destroy us and our way of life.
      • We should support our allies, but some allies should be supported more than others. Our closest allies should receive the most support.

    • Sigrid

      I agree Paul is not an isolationist wait and listen to the whole gang running before you judge!

  • Terry2

    Bush era ambassador says all you need to know. He is a Jeb boy like it or not. I really had some respect for the man until this article.

  • gordon

    It is to early for all of these Candidates to start running. I guess we need time to get rid of the good ones and be left with the rotten apples on the bottom of the barrel. Just another slim Pickens to uninspired the voters.

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