John Kerry http://wfpl.org en Rand Paul Calls U.S. Involvement in Syria a 'Mistake,' Questions John Kerry's Assertions http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-calls-us-involvement-syria-mistake-questions-john-kerrys-assertions <p>Saying it's a mistake for the U.S. to get involved in the Syrian civil war, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., challenged Secretary of State John Kerry's assertion that a military air strike is necessary.</p><p>Paul made the comments during his first ever appearance on NBC's Meet The Press on Sunday morning.</p><p>Speaking to host David Gregory, Paul reversed a famous quote by Kerry when as a war veteran and anti-war activists he asked lawmakers in 1971 who should be the last solider to die in Vietnam.</p><p>"He's famous for saying, 'How can you ask a man to be the last one to die for a mistake?'' Paul said. "I would ask John Kerry: How can you ask a man to be the first one to die for a mistake?'"</p><p>Watch:</p><p><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=10,0,0,0" height="245" id="msnbc38410c" width="420"><param name="movie" value="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640"><param name="FlashVars" value="launch=52898985^480^210340&amp;width=420&amp;height=245"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="wmode" value="transparent"><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" flashvars="launch=52898985^480^210340&amp;width=420&amp;height=245" height="245" name="msnbc38410c" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" src="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" wmode="transparent"></object></p><p style="font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 420px;"><a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032072" style="text-decoration:none !important; border-bottom: 1px dotted #999 !important; font-weight:normal !important; height: 13px; color:#5799DB !important;"> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 17:19:48 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 6690 at http://wfpl.org Rand Paul Calls U.S. Involvement in Syria a 'Mistake,' Questions John Kerry's Assertions