Posted by | May 24, 2010 14:16 | Filed under: Top Stories

One has to wonder how mainstream Republicans will react to their candidate for Senate from Kentucky when they hear the full range of Rand Paul’s views. (h/t Greg Sargent)

Paul has expressed foreign policy views that have yet to attract serious attention but also raise questions about his true core beliefs.

For instance: Paul has suggested deporting terrorists to Afghanistan and has said that it’s not a threat if Iran has a nuke — both views that smack of his father’s staunch isolationism.

On the terrorist issue, he said this in 2009:

“If you’re not going to convict them and you can’t convict them and you’re unclear, drop them back off in Afghanistan; it’ll take them a while to get back over here.”

Paul has tried to distance himself from some earlier comments.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, [GOP opponent Trey] Grayson made an issue of this comment, but Paul denied he favors closing Guantanamo, insisting Grayson took the comment out of context.

Grayson also pointed out that Paul also said in 2008 that the United States is “not threatened by Iran having one nuclear weapon.”

During the GOP primary Paul also distanced himself from that comment, clarifying that “it’s not desirable for Iran to have nuclear weapons.”

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