Rand Paul believes that the United States has the right to determine whether or not Iran, a sovereign nation, should be allowed to have nuclear weapons.
The idea that the United States is obligated to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon is central to the aggressive neo-conservative foreign policy regarding Iran and it perpetuates the ongoing conflict between the nations of Israel and Iran.
To understand the aggressive nature of this foreign policy stance simply apply “the golden rule”.
What would we do if China started dictating what weapons systems we could use to defend our nation? What if China pushed for ever increasing economic sanctions against us and what if those sanctions inflicted pain on our population?
“A lot of individuals vote for sanctions that are basically anti-war and they don’t like the military option and they think this is an alternative. I think that is deeply flawed thinking because sanctions lead to hostilities. If you’re committing to the sanctions you’re really committing to the next step”
- Ron Paul