Skip to comments.Gov. Scott Walker: Rand Paul is 'wrong' on ISIS [transcript of Cavuto's interview]
Posted on 05/29/2015 1:25:33 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Then there were 100.
All right, I'm exaggerating, but talk about a crowded field, the latest Quinnipiac poll showing that five Republican candidates are all tied at the top at 10 percent of voter support, include Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who told me moments ago he is not at all worried.
GOV. SCOTT WALKER, R-WIS.: Well, as a kid, I ran track. So my coach always used to say a lot of times I would win by whipping around the end that last quarter lap there and...
CAVUTO: Me too, me too, although I was in a car. But go ahead.
WALKER: Well, see, there you have it.
And he'd always say, you know, Scott, it's a lot easier if you just are ahead the whole time. In the end, there are going to be ups and downs. That's what's exciting about a process -- I haven't even announced whether I'm a declared candidate or not. But...
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Does it cover whether Scott Walker believes it is OK for the NSA to bulk collect Private Email communications without a warrant?
I love Scott Walker. He will be a great candidate. BTW, I also like Cruz, Paul, and Rubio. So chill...
Dr. Charles Krauthammer On Senator Rand Pauls Assessment Of The Origins Of ISIS
Friday, May 29, 2015 | posted by Hugh Hewitt
Audio at Link
HH: And so Charles Krauthammer, whos right in this spectrum of explanations for ISIS?
CK: You know, sometimes, Ron Pauls ignorance really astonishes me.
HH: You mean Rand Paul?
CK: Excuse me, yes. Thats a Freudian slip right therer.
CK :Yeah, Rand Pauls, actually, both of them, but Rons innocent on this one. He says, you know, these guys, Lindsey Graham wanted to bomb Assad, which somehow contributes to the growth of ISIS. Is he aware of the fact that until this week, or it was last week when ISIS took over Palmyra, ISIS had not once taken a city or a town from the Assad government. Every place it has taken over was swallowing up territory from anti-Assad insurgents, some religious, some jihadist, some secular, some sort of pro-Western, you would say. Thats where their growth has been. He doesnt even understand that ISIS and the Assad government, until last week when ISIS grew so strong that it could be bold and invade, essentially, Assad territory, Assad and ISIS has had this cozy, tacit, non-aggression agreement, where they essentially split the country in two, and Assad relied on ISIS to swallow up all the anti-Assad opposition. So thats number one. This is just, if he thinks that wed be helping ISIS by attacking Assad, we didnt do it. But thats not why ISIS rose. It took over in the areas of Syria where there was no government presence. Number two, the idea that these weapons that we had given, well, that mostly occurred in Mosul. That was the outer region, thats after ISIS had taken over Syria. Thats after ISIS had already swept into parts of Iraq. And yes, it got a lot of weapons at the end. And I think our policy is misguided to arm the Iraqi Security Forces, which are unreliable, as our own Secretary of Defense has said. They dont have the will to fight. But thats not our mistake. The big mistake is saying that its not, we should not be refraining from sending weapons. We should be sending them to the right people, to the Kurds who want to fight and who are pro-American, and to the Sunni Anbar tribes, the few remaining right now, because its so late in the game, who are pro-American and desperate for weaponry to fight off ISIS. One of the leaders of the tribe said last week after Ramadi that they have to go out and to purchase their own bullets. What are we doing? Pouring money into a government in Iraq that has an army that doesnt want to fight, and a government that is heavily influenced by Iran.
Everytime I hear that statment by Rand I get TICKED OFF all over again,
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