Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., slated to respond to President Obama’s televised pitch Tuesday night for public support of his plan to attack Syria, charges that the president has already lost credibility in America and the world with his bungling of the issue.

“The president shouldn’t willy-nilly be drawing red lines and I hope he’s learned his lesson,” Paul said on the debut of CNN’s “Crossfire” show.

Several GOP strategists and supporters of Paul distributed Paul’s comments in advance of Obama’s speech tonight. In them, Paul said, “The more red lines you draw and the more you let people go beyond it, the less your credibility is. The president has lost face, he’s lost credibility.”

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