Rand Paul: Obama for stalemate in Syria
August 30th, 2013
11:28 AM ET
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Rand Paul: Obama for stalemate in Syria

(CNN) – As President Barack Obama deliberates potential military action in Syria, Sen. Rand Paul says the administration is backing a plan that would end in stalemate for the troubled nation.

Speaking with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, the Kentucky Republican said Obama's objectives weren't clear for Syria as he weighs cruise missile strikes.

"He's not going to be for regime change. For me, this sounds like we're not going to win, he's for stalemate," Paul said. "When I've had private conversations with the administration that's what I hear. They're not for victory for either side, they're for equalizing the battle and having stalemate."

The full interview with Paul airs on CNN's "The Situation Room" Friday from 5-7 p.m. ET.

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  1. don in albuquerque

    And what would you do Mr. Jerkwater? Start a world war? Don't answer that. Of course you would.

    August 30, 2013 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  2. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    This all from the Cub Scout bland Paul who has as much foreign policy experience as Romney the GOP tax cheat!!!!

    August 30, 2013 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  3. Tampa Tim

    Rand flip flops more than Mittens. That is a sure sign the right wingnuts will support him.

    August 30, 2013 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  4. jboh

    Another TEA/GOP Obama hater. This guy doesn't know anything except how to run his loud mouth.

    August 30, 2013 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  5. Tom

    The only constant for Republicans is whatever Obama does is wrong. He's doing too much in Syria. He's not doing enough. He didn't move fast enough. He's moving too slowly. The phony outrage changes daily, but the conclusion by Republicans is Obama is always wrong. This is yet another case where Republicans are happy to throw stones at whatever Obama dies, but they have not offered an alternative plan.

    August 30, 2013 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  6. kirk

    Why do politicians always have their hands out while addressing the public? How does this help explain the situation?

    August 30, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  7. Revolution

    Rand Paul !

    August 30, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  8. ED1

    I am surprised Obama didn't blame Bush but then again the day isn't over yet.

    August 30, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  9. Jeff in Virginia

    Apparently Rand Paul hates Obama more than he loves his own agenda. Rand campaigned on isolationism and is now apparently advocating for more war. This is disgusting.

    August 30, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
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