Rand Paul: ISIS has been strengthened in part because we allied with them in Syria

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) argued that the US has made ISIS stronger by being “allied with them in Syria” in an interview on “The Sean Hannity Show.” Paul stated that while there were many causes to ISIS’ strength, he declared “one of the reason’s they’re stronger is that we have been allied with them in Syria we’ve been funding Islamic rebels…to fight against Iranian proxies in Syria, but now, on the other side of the world, we’d be siding with the Iranian Guard.”

After Hannity blamed President Barack Obama’s policies for the deteriorating situation in Iraq, Paul countered that “we shouldn’t always say that it is just our fault, or any one person’s fault over here,” and argued that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki deserved a large chunk of the blame.