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Fox News "Your World with Cavuto" - Transcript

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NEIL CAVUTO, HOST OF "YOUR WORLD": All right, we are just getting word now that the U.S. has evacuated all personnel from Benghazi to Tripoli. The Tripoli embassy itself reduced to emergency staffing only, in light of the killing of our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, as they try to get to the bottom of what happened here in a state that seems to be just a mess right now.

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul.

Senator, the growing debate is whether that state deserves any more money from us. What do you say?

SEN. RAND PAUL, R-KY.: Not one penny. I wouldn't send them a penny until they can guarantee that our embassy can be protected, until they've turned over who committed this atrocity.

I want to know where the RPGs came from. We got rocket-propelled grenades used here. They didn't make them in Libya. I want to know if they came from another government or if they were left over from Qaddafi. And I want to know who did this and I want them turned over to our FBI.

But it's inexcusable. In our country, if an embassy were attacked of any country, we would defend that embassy. We would should thousands of troops there immediately. Apparently, there were warnings in Egypt and they said the mobs coming. But they didn't send soldiers. They just said the mobs coming, get ready. It's inexcusable.

CAVUTO: You have also expressed doing the same that is USA aid to Pakistan, if in fact they end up arresting or worse this doctor who helped identify the whereabouts of Usama bin Laden in his compound, where we ultimately succeeded in gunning him down.

So is there something going on in the entire region -- we talk about Egypt as well -- that we should just go slow on just pouring money, good money after bad here?

PAUL: Well, yeah.

You know, we had something called the Arab spring. And I am not sure what the conclusion of the Arab spring is and I';m not sure if we are better or worse off. Democracy in the Middle East is sometimes bringing people into power who really don't like America. We have given billions upon billions of dollars to these countries.

And my question is, if you want to be an ally of America, act like it. But if you're not going to act like an ally of ours and you are going to disparage us, if you're going to kill our ambassador, should we be giving you any taxpayer money? Not to mention the fact that we don't have any money and we've got to borrow it from China to send it to Libya, to send it to Egypt, to send it to Pakistan.

And these countries disrespect us and then they put our friends in jail, Dr.
Afridi. So, I'm still fighting this on the floor. I am filibustering all legislation right now. I'm objecting to any legislation in the Senate. And I'll do everything I can to stop any votes from occurring until we vote on this, because the American people are sick and tired of sending their money to two-bit tinhorn dictators who don't like us.

CAVUTO: Rand Paul, thank you very much.


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