Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – A case has been made that is one that is counter to the one the president made. As I said, I think the most powerful part of it is: I will not vote to send my son, your son, or your daughter into an unnecessary war. Candidate Paul continues to branch out and become more of a force or more of a contender to be reckoned with. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Begin Mike Church Show Transcript
Mike: I want to play Senator Paul’s commentary for you in just a moment. I thought that the highlight reel and the part of the Paul address that I thought was the most compelling was the last paragraph. I’ll read it to you.
This is no small question. I see the vote on whether to go to war in very personal terms. I will not vote to send my son, your son, or anyone’s daughter to war unless a compelling American interest is present. I am not convinced that we have a compelling interest in the Syrian civil war. May God help us make the wise decision here and avoid an unnecessary war.
Mike: What exactly is wrong with that statement? What exactly is wrong with that sentiment? That ought to be the majority sentiment: Let’s not rush in here. Let’s not do anything we don’t have to do. Andrew, did you get a chance to listen to Rand Paul’s remarks?
AG: I just read the transcript of it.
Mike: I think we should listen to it. It’s only four minutes long. As I said, I think it’s as compelling as President Obama’s presentation.
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Senator Rand Paul: Good evening. Twelve years after we were attacked by Al Qaeda, 12 years after 3,000 Americans were killed by Al Qaeda, President Obama now asks us to be allies with Al Qaeda. Americans, by a large majority, want nothing to do with the Syrian civil war. We fail to see a national security interest in a war between a leader who gasses his own citizens and Islamic rebels who are killing Christians.
Some argue that American credibility is on the line, that because President Obama drew a red line with chemical weapons, America must act or lose credibility. I would argue that America’s credibility does not reside in one man. If our enemies wish to know if America will defend herself, let them look no farther than our response to 9/11. When attacked, we responded with overwhelming force and with the military objective of complete victory over our attackers.
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