Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says that he can stand out from the other Republican candidates for president at the first GOP debate by being the one candidate who doesn't "want to blow up the world."
Paul told The Washington Post
that he plans to challenge the other candidates who would "send half a million of your sons and daughters back" to Iraq, by asking them if they "want to always intervene in every civil war around the world."
"I want to be known as the candidate who's not eager for war, who thinks war's the last resort," Paul said while in Iowa. "When we fight, we fight to win, but much of our involvement has led to consequences that made us less safe. You'll see that come into sharp distinction."
The Post notes that the Kentucky Republican's plan is to make this a debate issue, ensuring that the debate on foreign policy will certainly be vigorous.
While many of the candidates have similar positions on issues such as taxes, criminal justice reform and defunding Planned Parenthood, Paul is the only candidate who wants to see a generation of intervening in the Middle East come to an end.
It's also a position that those in the libertarian wing of the party are longing for Paul to talk about.
The first Republican presidential debate is scheduled for Thursday on the Fox News Channel
. It will include the top 10 candidates, according to an average of the five most recent national polls.
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