What do libertarians think about Rand Paul and ISIS? Let's ask them

Their responses are below. Some were disappointed that Paul came to this conclusion but remained broadly supportive of him; some hesitantly agreed with Paul’s stance; and some took a strongly negative view.

David Boaz, executive vice president of the Cato Institute:

“I think Rand Paul and I agree that American meddling in the Middle East, particularly the Iraq war, led to the rise of ISIL. I conclude from that that we should stop meddling. He now believes that U.S. vital interests are at stake, and we should protect them with air strikes and other measures. I am not persuaded that any good will come of that, so I’m disappointed that Paul has come to this conclusion.