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Paul Turns Kerry’s Anti-War Rhetoric Against Him: How Can You Ask a Man to Die for a Mistake?

Senator Rand Paul took a line from Vietnam protester John Kerry this morning, asking the secretary of state, “How can you ask a man to be the first one to die for a mistake?”

Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971, Kerry asked Congress about the ongoing Vietnam War, “How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?”

On NBC’s Meet the Press, Paul pressed Kerry, who’d appeared just before him, on his anti-war past, saying, “I wish he’d remember more of how awful war is.”


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