- Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have advocated for more US military intervention in Syria
- Sen. Rand Paul: This is a mistake -- we need a new foreign policy doctrine, which states we only intervene if it's in our national security interests
Rand Paul is the junior US senator from Kentucky. He serves on the Foreign Relations Committee and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)Recently, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham predictably but mistakenly called for greater United States military involvement in the Syrian civil war, proving they have learned nothing from our history in the Middle East.