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Rand Paul Stands With Assad Regime

This is almost just too hilarious for words:

WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday portrayed the current conflict in Syria as one between the government of President Bashar Al Assad, who Paul said “has protected Christians for a number of decades,” and “Islamic rebels,” who Paul said “have been attacking Christians” and are aligned with Al Qaeda.

“I think the Islamic rebels winning is a bad idea for the Christians, and all of a sudden we’ll have another Islamic state where Christians are persecuted,” Paul said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

[...] Paul, a first-term senator and vocal opponent of U.S. intervention overseas, including U.S. foreign aid, said the U.S. should pursue a negotiated settlement where “Assad is gone, but some of the same people [from Assad's regime] remain stable,” because, he said, “that would also be good for the Christians.”

Assad’s people can stay, for the sake of Christianity, but we have got to do something about this, this Obama Regime!

Sen. Paul gives the House vote for authorization a “50/50” shot at passing, but now that this has become an effort to protect Christianity in Syria, rather than Muslims being gassed by their own government, Rand Paul is speaking words of comforting truth to concerned war criminals everywhere to try to better the odds of doing nothing.

But leave it to Rand Paul’s kooks at The Daily Paul to ask and pretend to answer the poignant question of, “What Has Bashar al-Assad Done?

Sure, ”It is true that soldiers under his command are killing people, but that’s what happens in war,” according to TDP. And, “putting aside geopolitical strategies”– because that’s what is called dealing-with-reality in a libertarian worldview– TDP insists that just because ”women and children are being slaughtered”(with chemical weapons by their own government)we shouldn’t concern ourselves with international laws against such things and, if we did, we’d have to militarily depose our own president because, like Assad, he is evidently gassing his own people, or something.

They’re adorable.