Kentucky Sen.Rand Paul
has taken the lead among conservatives and libertarians opposed to U.S. intervention in Syria, several news organizations say.National Review Online says
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the GOP senator is taking his cues from
“Another official (Sen. Rand) Paul has sought for counsel is Richard Burt, a former ambassador to Germany and State Department adviser for Reagan.
Reagan ordered aninvasion of Grenada
, in the Carribean, without congressional approval. He
in Libya. Hesent clandestine support
to anti-communist fighters in Central America. (Sometimes the helpwasn’t clandestine
.) Hehelped supply Afghan rebels
following the Soviet invasion there.
Heattacked oil platforms
in the Persian Gulf.
He sent Marines to Lebanon during a civil war — and more than 200 of themwere killed in a terror strike
Reagan wasn’t the first president to flex the nation’s military muscle, and won’t be the last.Bill Clinton
was also fond of using the presidential trigger.Fox News has a handy list
of Reagan’s work, and the presidents since.
Rand Paul may be right on Syria. If so, Ronald Reagan isn’t the best argument he can make.