Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said the recent debate in Congress over whether to authorize military strikes in Syria was “an extraordinary thing” and praised President Barack Obama for seeking approval in the first place. But he also credited himself for the diplomacy taking place between Russia and Syria to eliminate the chemical weapons cache held by Syrian President Bashar Assad.
“The problem with foreign policy is that most people thinks the debate begins and ends when they say, ‘our national security is threatened.’ Well, that’s the conclusion; that’s not a debate,” Paul said at an event sponsored by the Charles Koch Institute held at the Library of Congress. “That’s the beginning of the debate.”
Source: US News