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Rand Paul: U.S. Created 'Jihadist Wonderland' In Iraq

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Paul wouldn't rule out airstrikes, but said he was wary of another war, particularly since he doesn't believe the situation in Iraq poses a direct threat to the U.S. yet.

"Well, let's not be involved in a Syrian civil war, and let's not be involved in the Iraq civil war," he said.

"But there will be a civil war with feckless people on one side that aren't necessarily great allies of ours, who are allies of Iran, and on the other side, allies of al Qaeda," he continued. "You have to ask yourself, are you willing to send your son, am I willing to send my son to retake back a city, Mosul, that they weren't willing to defend themselves? I'm not willing to send my son into that mess."