Countable's reason for voting NAY on this bill gives some insight as to why they framed the question they ask to introduce us to this bill the way they did:
"No one wants defense equipment paid for by the tax dollars of Americans to end up in the hands of terror groups like Al Qaeda or ISIS, but this bill is too restrictive. It makes coalition-building harder by preventing the U.S. from providing defense assistance to more moderate groups in Syria that fight Assad alongside the radicals."
Spoken like a RINO or a Democrat, who would happily support this bill if it had been submitted by Chuck Schumer! Too bad Countable often provides bill "titles" that show their liberal bias!
Sponsoring Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced this bill to prevent taxpayer money from directly or indirectly being used to support Al Qaeda or ISIS and the groups allied with them:
“One of the unintended consequences of nation-building and open-ended intervention is American funds and weapons benefiting those who hate us. This legislation will strengthen our foreign policy, enhance our national security, and safeguard our resources.”
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) introduced an identical version of this legislation in the House of Representatives.
I agree with Senator Paul 100%!! Those of us who eschew reading the liberal rags such as WaPo, HuffPo, and the NYT and listening to MSM news channels such as the C(ommunist) N(ews) N(etwork) because of their propensity to dish out fake news are familiar with stories of all the weapons that "fell" into the hands of our enemies on Obama's watch! Whether that was accidental or not is something we may never truly know. But even if it was accidental, that is completely unacceptable! Yeah, I know, accidents can't always be prevented, but we should do everything we can to reduce the risk! Those same weapons were used to kill or maim AMERICAN SOLDIERS or our coalition allies!
I AM TOTALLY AGAINST TAXPAYER DOLLARS GOING TO COUNTRIES THAT HATE US AND WANT TO KILL US - AND THAT INCLUDES MOST, IF NOT ALL, MUSLIM-DOMINATED COUNTRIES, AS WELL AS ALL THE OTHER "USUAL SUSPECTS" THAT ARE (or support) OUR ENEMIES!
I VOTE YEA ON SENATOR PAUL'S BILL! But I suspect most liberals, including my own Representative and Senators, will vote against it. I hope I'm wrong. . . .