Last night, Stephen Colbert exposed just what a fraud Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is when it comes to anything coherent on Syria.
For more, let's get the Republican response from Senator Rand Paul, who made the rounds on the cable news shows last night after first delivering the traditional State of the Rand speech. Now, Paul has been opposed to military action from the beginning, so he was thrilled by Russia's diplomatic proposal.Video below the fold.
SEN. RAND PAUL, R-KY (9/10/2013): I don't know whether to trust the proposal or not. ... The question is, are they serious? ... Can we trust the participants in this plan?Right. You can't always trust. For instance, that thing on your head. You assure us that it's hair, but I have yet to be convinced it's not a slumbering wombat ready to strike at any time.
So you know what? I agree with Rand Paul. We cannot trust Russia or Syria. Killing civilians is bad, but it's not that bad. We shouldn't do anything.
SEN. RAND PAUL, R-KY (9/10/2013): It's a violation of every norm for someone to kill civilians, and I think Assad should be accountable.Absolutely. Got to hold him accountable. Otherwise, what are we as a nation, Not-Accountable-Stan?
So I agree with Rand Paul. No, Jimmy, the second Rand Paul.
Thank you. OK. We must hold them accountable with the President's plan of limited strikes. Send a message.
SEN. RAND PAUL, R-KY (9/10/2013): They have said that the war would be "unbelievably small" and limited. To me that sounds like they are pre-announcing that the military strikes will not punish Assad personally or effect regime change. ... I think if Assad's responsible, he deserves death for this.Death it is, regime change, shock and awe, bombs away!
SEN. RAND PAUL, R-KY (9/10/2013): I think if we bomb Assad, I think it will more likely that the country becomes more unstable. ... Just about any bad outcome you could imagine is made more likely by U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war.OK, I was wrong, this is the Rand Paul I agree with. Cuz think about it, if we take out the guy who gasses children, somebody bad might take over. So just to recap, Rand Paul says:1) no diplomacy,
2) can't do nothing,
3) but no to the President's plan,
4) and no to regime change.
I mean, taken all together, that's really....................................... huh.
You know what, I'm not sure how I would describe Rand Paul's response to the President. Um, you know what, Rand Paul, how would you describe Rand Paul?
SEN. RAND PAUL, R-KY (9/10/2013): I think he's been a little bit here, a little bit there, and a little bit everywhere. ... I don't think he makes any sense.You know what? You could not have said it better yourself. (audience cheering and applause) We'll be right back.