In an August 29 interview on Gov. Mike Huckabee’s radio show, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) pressed President Obama to think before attacking Syria in a way that will result in the deaths of any of that country’s minority Christian population.
According to The Hill, Paul said Obama needs to realize there are more “Christians living in Syria… than just about anywhere else in the Middle East,” and “they’re on the other side in this war.”
Paul made it clear there is no room for recklessness or haphazardly lobbing cruise missiles into the country. He added pointedly, “I don’t want to see my kids or weapons of the United States being used to kill Christians in Syria.”
Paul told Huckabee that if Obama is “contemplating war, or contemplating offensive action against Syria,” he should come before “a joint session of Congress.” The Kentucky Senator said Obama should try to “convince [Congress] of the need for it. He should try to convince us how it’s in our national security.”
Added Paul: “To my knowledge, there is no evidence that Syria is any threat to any U.S. personnel here, abroad or anywhere.”
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