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This morning on Meet the Press Rand Paul put Hillary's hawkish reputation front and center.

MEET THE PRESS -- SUNDAY, AUG. 24, 2014

CHRIS JANSING:

And now to a Meet the Press exclusive: A journey to Guatemala with Kentucky Senator -- and Doctor -- Rand Paul. Top Republicans eyeing a run for president in 2016 have spent a lot of time in two key battleground states: 20 visits to Iowa, 10 more to New Hampshire. But so far, only Paul has turned a foreign country into a unique photo op.

I accompanied him on his humanitarian mission to Salama, a remote town about three hours north of Guatemala City. But, as you’ll see, his trip to Central America may have been as much about the White House as it was about medicine.

CHRIS JANSING:

And at a time when the U-S footprint in Iraq is expanding again, he's quick to provide a contrast to the Democratic presidential front-runner.

RAND PAUL:

I think the American public is coming more and more to where I am, and that those-- people, like Hillary Clinton, who, she fought her own war, Hillary's War, you know, people are gonna find that, and I think that's what scares the Democrats the most, is that in a general election, were I to run, there's gonna be a lot of independents and even some Democrats who say, "You know what, we are tired of war. We're worried that Hillary Clinton will get us involved in another Middle Eastern war, because she's so gung-ho."

If you wanna see a transformational election in our country, let the Democrats put forward a war hawk like Hillary Clinton, and you'll see a transformation like you've never seen.

 Hillary's vulnerability of being too hawkish could present a real problems for Democrats should she win the 2016 nomination. We can't afford to be dismissive about this.

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