“Constitutionally, he should come forward with a plan to Congress and we vote for it or against it. It’s the same way with, you know, bombing Libya, war with Libya or bombing Iraq,” Paul said. “With regard to Iraq … I have an open mind as to exactly what we do.”
Paul said he was open-minded to a variety of U.S. actions, including targeted airstrikes and assistance to the Iraqi government to fight against the threat of the group known as ISIS or ISIL.
“It shouldn’t be done unilaterally by our president,” Paul said.
The American ppl deserve a full debate & for their leaders to act within the Constitution re: deeper military involvement in #Iraq
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