Laura Ingraham hosted Senator Rand Paul.
Paul stated that Secretary of State John Kerry's predictions on the positive aspects of the proposed military strikes on Syria simply may not be true. He noted that there are military who are upset about potentially having to fight with al-Qaeda in Syria. He said that we do have vital interests in the Middle East but that nothing good will happen with these strikes except a stalemate, more deaths and possible deeper involvement in Syria and dangers to Israel. He questions our vital interests in Syria and that Christians could very well be negatively impacted and that there are no positive actors in the Syrian civil war. He also wouldn't send troops there for this sort of situation. He further stated that Syria is even more chaotic than Afghanistan where we can't tell who the good and bad guys are. He also said we won't lose our credibility if we don't bomb Syria and it will project weakness rather than power. He would favor action if our allies such as Jordan, Turkey or Israel were attacked. He thinks the neocons need to talk to GIs about fighting in Syria or go to the region and see the situation. He does agree with Senator McCain that a president shouldn't be restricted in executing any war plan. He said a filibuster can only forestall an attack for a limited amount of time.