Paul: We Need to Treat Tripoli and Benghazi Like Baghdad

by Andrew Johnson

Senator Rand Paul said that the diplomatic facilities in Libya should be under the guard of military command rather than relying on local militia for security, and compared the “war-torn country” to Iraq. He described the decision not to do so prior to last year’s 9/11 attacks in Benghazi as “tragic.”

“Even now, the embassy in Tripoli should be under the guard of military command similar to what we do Baghdad,” Paul state on CNN’s State of the Union this morning. “We shouldn’t treat Tripoli and Benghazi like Paris, we need to treat it more like Baghdad.”