Apr 29, 2022 • 32M

Senator Rand Paul says the quiet part out loud on Putin, Ukraine, and NATO

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Kelley Vlahos
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It's our one-year anniversary at Crashing the War Party, and what better way to celebrate it than to interview one of our favorite voices on foreign policy restraint— Senator Rand Paul. Dan and Kelley talk to the Kentucky senator about that exchange with Secretary of State Antony Blinken this week, where he challenged the administration dangling NATO in front of Ukraine while agitating Putin before the March invasion. He discusses the perils of escalation, the possibility of Finland and Sweden joining NATO, Putin's miscalculations, as well as the ongoing war in Yemen, and his support for rejoining the Iran nuclear deal. What a perfect way to celebrate our birthday!

We'd also like to extend our absolute gratitude to our producer Remso W. Martinez who has been an integral part of putting together, setting up, and executing Crashing the War Party from the very beginning and weekly. Please check out his own podcast On the Run w/ Remso W. Martinez here!

More on Senator Paul:

Senator Rand Paul Argues U.S. Support for Ukraine NATO Membership Contributed to Russian Decision to Invade, CSPAN, 4/27/22

Sen. Rand Paul bucks party, says getting out of Iran deal was ‘a mistake’ — Responsible Statecraft, 3/23/22

Why I want to kill Biden's massive US-Egyptian arms deal, Responsible Statecraft, 2/10/22 

Rand Paul: America Must Stop Enabling The Saudi War In Yemen, The American Conservative, 12/7/21