Pull out Quote from Hugh Hewitt radio interview with US Senate Rand Paul of Kentucky, Oct. 5 (via Breitbart TV):
We've done a pretty good job over the last few years of cutting off the searpant's head so to speak [of Al Qaeda]. We've done, you know, a pretty good job of disrupting them. And that's another thing that's sometimes lost even on my father, that you know, he did vote to go into Afghanistan. So, he did say we can't be attacked on 9/11 without repercussions... So, I think we have done a pretty good job at disrupting their bases in Afghanistan... I don't think there's a nation-state at this point that is accepting Al Qaeda. I mean Iran may be debatable.Editor's note - This website agreess completely and wholeheartedly with the foreign policy views expressed above by Senator Paul. Photo h/t RedDog report
I think an argument can be made that the threat from Al Qaeda is no longer an isolated threat, that it's a worldwide threat, and that having a mobile military that can react at a moment's notice anywhere's in the globe, is the defense rather than land war or nation building.