As I’ve always said, Rand Paul is Ron Paul with more subtlety. Sometimes. And other times he’s about as subtle as his father.
In an interview with Buzzfeed’s McKay Coppins, Kentucky senator Rand Paul criticized “some” Christians who support Israel and the Jews and those Christians’ “overeagerness” to go to war. Adding to sentiments he expressed in a speech earlier this year, Paul told Buzzfeed:
I think some within the Christian community are such great defenders of the promised land and the chosen people that they think war is always the answer, maybe even preemptive war. And I think it’s hard to square the idea of a preemptive war and, to me, that overeagerness [to go to] war, with Christianity.
The United States has never fought a war to protect Israel. Never. It will never fight such a war.
Israel lacks two vital elements. Oil and Islam.
Last time I checked, the last bunch of wars have been about protecting Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, with some rhetoric about Israel occasionally thrown in to appeal to the voters.
The current war being discussed is Syria. It’s being fought to protect the Sunni rebels and the Muslim Brotherhood’s takeover of Syria. And somehow I doubt they’re the “chosen people” that Paul means.
Paul could have just said that some Christians are eager defenders of Israel. But going with “Chosen People”. Well a Paul is a Paul.