“Our prior interventions in this region have done nothing to make us safer and Syria will be no different,” Paul said.
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Trump had a similar position in 2013 when President Obama was considering a U.S.-led strike on Syria.
The missile strikes on Thursday were fired from a U.S. Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea. President Trump released a short video explaining that the attacks were in retaliation for the chemical attacks reported to be carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Writer disclosure: I co-authored the 2011 book ‘The Tea Party Goes to Washington’ with Sen. Rand Paul.