Something tells me he has nothing to worry about.
(The Hill) — GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul on Friday questioned whether President Obama wants to invade Syria as a result of his speech on the Middle East.
Paul, the libertarian congressman from Texas, interpreted Obama’s speech as a sign that he wants to “expand our involvement” in the Middle East in countries such as Libya, Egypt and Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad has brutally repressed anti-government demonstrations.
“Our military is already dangerously extended, and this administration wants to expand our involvement. When will our bombing in Libya end? Is President Obama seriously considering military action against Syria? We are facing $2 trillion dollar [sic] deficits, and the American taxpayer cannot afford any of it,” he said in a statement.
A central part of Paul’s platform is his skepticism of the U.S.’s interventionist posture when it comes to foreign policy.
Earlier this week, Paul expressed fear that the U.S. will invade Pakistan, citing the special operations forces mission that killed terrorist Osama bin Laden.