Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rand Paul Moves the Ball on Foreign Policy

From Matt Welch, at Reason, "Toward a Libertarian Foreign Policy."

I spoke about Rand Paul's foreign policy speech to the Heritage Foundation earlier (available here). He's proposing basically a pro-Israel realism, which is very attractive after more than 10 years of war. I'm not a libertarian, however. I would support more forceful U.S. foreign policy on Syria and al-Qaeda in Africa. But again, Rand Paul is striking some very appealing positions, and he's someone I could support in 2016.

RELATED: ICYMI, an outstanding essay from AoSHQ, "McCain, Graham Need to End the Super-Hawk Crap If They Want Any Kind of Hawkishness In American Foreign Policy at All."