Friday, January 25, 2013

Rand Paul Emerging as Pro Israel Advocate: Any Attack on Israel is an Attack on the U.S.

Despite of his opposition to Foreign aid, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul took his most pro-Israel stance yet, in an interview that an attack on Israel should be treated as an attack on the United States.

Asked whether the United States would stand with Israel and provide it foreign aid if the Jewish state were attacked by its enemies? “Well absolutely we stand with Israel,” Paul told Breitbart News, “but what I think we should do is announce to the world – and I think it is pretty well known — that any attack on Israel will be treated as an attack on the United States.”

He reiterated in his interview with Breitbart News his opposition to foreign aid, but again noted that he favors cutting aid off first to anti-American countries before ultimately cutting it off to American allies like Israel. 

When the interviewer framed a question by saying, “let’s say you become President Paul at some point in the future.”

“I like the ring of that,” Paul interjected.