Rand Paul Lambasts White House, Congress for Arming Syrian Rebels

By JM Rieger
Posted June 30, 2015 at 12:30pm
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., slammed the Obama administration and Congress Thursday for waging a “dishonest” war in Syria based on the 2001 AUMF. “Listen carefully: Your representatives are sending $500 million to people who will tactically ally with al-Qaida,” Paul said. “We voted to go to war in Afghanistan and I supported going into that war because we were attacked and we had to do something about it. But the thing is, that vote had nothing to do with this. Absolutely nothing to do with this. You are a dishonest person if you say otherwise.” The Senate later passed a continuing resolution 78-22, funding the government through Dec. 11 and arming and training Syrian rebels to fight the terror group ISIS.