Laura Ingraham hosted Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Paul said that no president should get involved in Syria without congressional approval. He said we must determine who exactly we would be supporting in Syria and how Christians in Syria feel about it all. Ingraham expressed concern about Romney's more hawkish foreign policy views as the country is tired of foreign involvement. Paul said Romney has been much more moderate in his conversations with him and said he doesn't want to get involved in another conflict.
Paul said he had an amendment to predicate aid on protecting US personnel and it was defeated. He said that the Obama administration says they are holding Islamist countries to high standards of conduct, but in fact they aren't. Paul and Ingraham are skeptical about identifying friend and foe in conflicts we've been engaged in, much less in other conflict regions in the Middle East where we aren't involved. Paul said his metric is whether he would send his son to any of these conflict regions.
Ingraham quoted an article from the NY Times that says the US has a secret task force in Jordan over worries about Syria's chemical weapons and Paul said he's worried about saber rattling in other areas there. Paul said he's not for reducing our military, but to engage where it's in our interest, but wouldn't get involved in pre-emptive wars and in wars that aren't approved by the Congress. Paul said most Republicans and Democrats favor the Afghanistan conflict to end.