The GOP certainly has its faults miscues and questionable guises. Some Democrats will tell you the GOP is just messed up from top to bottom and side to side. All things considered, they do have a Presidential candidate that understands the ISIS dilemma in the Middle East. That candidate is Rand Paul. Some of his recent comments on ISIS are the most intelligent and realistic I’ve heard from any politician.
"I would say it's exactly the opposite.... "ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately, and most of those arms were snatched up by ISIS. These hawks also wanted to bomb [Syrian dictator Bashar] Assad, which would have made ISIS's job even easier". The GOP presidential candidate said during an appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe”.
There is no disputing that ISIS was indirectly and unintentionally aided and abetted by some homeland military and political decisions that didn't pan out as planned.
Memo to our current president: You drone program is rectifying the problem either.
"The thing is that people need to understand the Middle East is complicated and there are no easy answers. We need to do what we do to protect American interests..... The ultimate victory is going to come when civilized Islam steps up and civilized Islam says that this aberration that is ISIS is intolerable."
There are those that argue Paul is fluanting an anti-interventionist agenda as part of his political plan to get into the White House. He could very well be saying one thing with intentions on doing what is feasible to a succesful political campaign when the chips are down.
Right now I’d say Rand Paul gets it.
Full Disclaimer - The author is not a member of the GOP party or a Rand Paul supporter.