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Rand Paul on Iraq: 'Not willing to send my son'

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Senator Rand Paul doesn't support the idea of U.S. boots on the ground in Iraq. (Source: CNN) Senator Rand Paul doesn't support the idea of U.S. boots on the ground in Iraq. (Source: CNN)

WASHINGTON, DC (CNN) - One U.S. lawmaker doesn't want the United States to get involved with the current tensions brewing in Iraq.

Republican Senator Rand Paul, of Kentucky, says he doesn't believe there's an immediate threat to the U.S.

While appearing on CNN's State of the Union, Paul also said he hopes the Obama administration won't send ground troops to the area.

"My prediction is that Maliki will stand up and the Shiites will stand up, that ISIS will not be able to take Baghdad and there will be a civil war over there but there will be a civil war with feckless people on one side who are allies of Iran, and on the other side, allies of al Qaeda. You have to ask yourself, 'Are you willing to send your son? Am I willing to send my son to retake back a city, Mosul that they weren't willing to defend themselves?' I'm not willing to send my son into that mess," Paul said.

Paul didn't rule out the idea of the U.S. lending some story of assistance to the area.

Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to appear in Iraq soon, as are 300 U.S. military advisors.

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