Republican Senator Rand Paul Speaks Out About Crisis In Iraq

"My prediction is that Maliki will stand up and the Shiites will stand up, that Isis will not be able to take Baghdad and there will be a Civil War over there but there will be a Civil War with feckless people on one side who are allies of Iran, and on the other side, allies of Al Gaeda. You have to ask yourself, 'are you willing to send your son? Am I willing to send my son to retake back a city, Mosul that they weren't willing to defend themselves?' I'm not willing to send my son into that mess," said Republican Senator Rand Paul.

(WBKO) -- One United States lawmaker does not want the U.S. to get involved with the current tensions brewing in Iraq.
Republican Senator Rand Paul says he does not believe there is an immediate threat to the United States.
While appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," Paul also said he hopes the Obama Administration will not send ground troops to the area.
"My prediction is that Maliki will stand up and the Shiites will stand up, that Isis will not be able to take Baghdad and there will be a Civil War over there but there will be a Civil War with feckless people on one side who are allies of Iran, and on the other side, allies of Al Gaeda. You have to ask yourself, 'are you willing to send your son? Am I willing to send my son to retake back a city, Mosul that they weren't willing to defend themselves?' I'm not willing to send my son into that mess," said Republican Senator Rand Paul.
Paul did not rule out the idea of the U.S. lending some story of assistance to the area.
Secretary of State, John Kerry is scheduled to appear in Iraq soon, along with 300 U.S. military advisors.


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