Rand Paul: The Iraq Surge Worked

The senator finds some common ground with Jeb Bush.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) campaigns for Georgia Senate candidate David Perdue (left) during a campaign stop at the McDonough Square on October 24, 2014 in McDonough, Georgia.

Photographer: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

After a short speech and rally outside of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul told reporters how he might filibuster the Patriot Act–and continued his argument with Jeb Bush over the value of the Iraq War. Bush, after a fumbling week of Iraq answers, had told reporters that Iraq was basically stable after the troop surge ordered by President George W. Bush.

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