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Rand Paul: Some evangelicals 'too eager for war'

(Christian Post) Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) cited Jesus and St. Augustine as he criticized some Republicans and evangelical Christians for being “too eager for war,” in a Christian Broadcasting Network interview.

When asked to explain his views on “just war theory,” Paul said, “I think part of Republicans’ problems, and, frankly, to tell you the truth, some in the evangelical Christian movement, I think have appeared too eager for war.”

Paul has been critical of U.S. involvement in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and would like to see the U.S. military reduced in size. His father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), was the only Republican presidential candidate last year who argued for a quick reduction in U.S. military involvement abroad. Rand Paul has said he is considering running for president in 2016.