November 19, 2016
On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “O’Reilly Factor,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said he was “comforted” by newly-announced National Security Adviser Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn stating it was a strategic failure to go into Iraq and that the US needs a “new” agreement with Iran.
Rand said he would ask Mitt Romney, a potential Secretary of State nominee, “Do you think the Iraq War was a mistake? Have we learned a lesson that regime change is not a good thing?”
He continued, “So, for example, one of Donald Trump’s first picks today, Mike Flynn, to be National Security Adviser, he has said that the historical lesson we should is that it was a strategic failure, going into Iraq. I’m comforted by that. I’m hopeful that Mike Flynn will be giving him the advice that a lot of us have come to understand about the Middle East. Romney, I’m not sure. I don’t think he’s way out there on the extreme edge of the, you know, the war-making cliff like Bolton or even Giuliani, but I would want to ask those same questions to Romney as well.”
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