“You could say that Soleimani was plotting to attack the U.S. It may well be true. But with his death, do you think it’s more or less likely that Iran and their militias and their proxies will attack the U.S.? I would argue that it’s much more likely,” Paul told host Neil Cavuto.

Paul felt that should Iranians kill U.S. soldiers and America respond to those deaths, a further escalation would happen. He said that in his opinion, without congressional support and a declaration of war behind the mission, “you get a mission of escalating,intermittent violence, but it really has no purpose or plan.”

“The president said he didn’t want to perpetual war in the Middle East, but he’s adding more and more troops. If you don’t want perpetual war, you don’t keep sending more targets over there.”