LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — Sen. Rand Paul (TP-Kentucky), campaigning energetically for the Bluegrass State’s senior senator, Senator No, took a very short break from the campaign to re-elect Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to denounce the Obama Administration’s efforts to unseat Nouri al-Maliki, the democratically elected prime minister in Iraq.
In 2006, following close U.S. involvement in the selection of a new prime minister, al-Maliki's name arose from the four that had been interviewed by the CIA on their connections to Iran. Somehow, al-Maliki made the cut.
In a conversation with a solitary reporter, Senator Paul, who will shortly be announcing that he is running for president, said, “SR, I want to be sure that everybody knows that I am a true blue, red-blooded American isolationist, just like my father, Ron.”
“I am a true Libertarian and a constitutional conservative,” Paul continued, “and I therefore believe that Maliki is right when he says that President Fuad Masum acted unconstitutionally in replacing him as Prime Minister.”
“Just as my dad said repeatedly while campaigning for president in 2008, our invasion of Iraq was unconstitutional.”
Elizabeth Alexander, Press Secretary for Vice-President Joe Biden, who has been the Obama Administration’s point man on getting rid of Maliki, said that Senator Paul, an ophthalmologist, has a very blurred vision of America’s true role in the world.