FoxNews reports on Paul’s comments here:
Charging that “America cannot disengage from the world,” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday confronted critics who brand him an isolationist as he endorsed an American foreign policy that embraces war with limits.
The libertarian-leaning Republican is eyeing a 2016 presidential bid despite skepticism from GOP leaders over his worldview. Paul on Thursday described military action as necessary under certain conditions.
“America should and will fight wars when the consequences — intended and unintended — are worth the sacrifice,” he said in a 20-minute speech shortly before accepting an award from the Center for the National Interest, a think tank founded by former President Richard Nixon. “America shouldn’t fight wars where the best outcome is stalemate. America shouldn’t fight wars when there is no plan for victory.”