U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) must be catching an earful from his masters in the military-industrial complex …
The tried and true “bipartisan” warmonger playbook – which Graham and his allies have run to perfection on countless occasions in the past – failed to convince the American people of the efficacy of intervening in the Syrian civil war. As a result a planned congressional vote authorizing U.S. President Barack Obama to use military force against the regime of Bashar al-Assad was scrapped in favor of, um, “diplomacy.”
Graham and the warmongers were displeased.
In fact they are bound and determined not to let it happen again – which is why Graham is pushing a “blank check” use-of-force resolution in Iran, another Middle Eastern nation he wants to preemptively attack.
“I’m going to get a bipartisan coalition together,” Graham told fellow RINO Mike Huckabee on Sunday. “We’re going to put together a use-of-force resolution, allowing our country to use military force … to stop the Iranian nuclear program.”
What sort of military force are we talking about?
“Instead of a surgical strike on their nuclear infrastructure, I think we’re to the point now that you have to really neuter the regime’s ability to wage war against us and our allies,” Graham said in 2010. “(We must) destroy the ability of the regime to strike back.”
In a compelling column published this week, former GOP presidential candidate Pat Buchanan assailed Graham’s warmongering – pointing out that Iran hasn’t built a nuclear bomb, no longer appears to be in pursuit of a nuclear bomb and is actively negotiating an end to U.S. sanctions under its new leader, Hassan Rouhani.
Given these facts, Buchanan is (wisely) urging anti-interventionists in Congress to “(meet) Graham’s war resolution with one of their own, reaffirming that, as of today, Obama has no authority to launch any pre-emptive or presidential war on Iran.”
Lindsey Graham likes to talk a tough game … but as we’ve noted previously he doesn’t walk the walk, preferring to let other people’s blood (and money) cash the checks his mouth writes.
We’re all for using American military might to defend this nation and protect its most vital interests – but the wars Graham is seeking to start with multiple Middle Eastern nations do not rise to the level. Moreover, pursuing them absent a compelling national interest will only make us less safe by needlessly stoking anti-American extremism.
Looks like he slept in that uniform. Poster boy for Joe Shit the Ragman.
It appears to me that the uniform and cap are brand-new out of the box, with that thin outer layer of water repellant rubber. Oh, did I say “water repellant”? ha-ha-ha-ha-ha…………
He probably needs a bib and a set of knee pads if you are referring to what I think you are…
Eh, come again?
Lindsay Graham talks a tough game because he wants to pander/placate the Tea Party. Maybe if he beats the war drum loud enough, they will forget his support for NSA spying and the Supreme Court justices.
Let’s not forget Cap and Trade and amnesty.
Grahmnesty won long before the TP. Her claim to fame is “Warmonger” (among other indiscretions 80 8-0 8-~) :)
“(We must) destroy the ability of the regime to strike back.”
See with Miss Lindsey, it’s not even “traditional” preemptive war. (We attack you before you attack us.)
While TBG certainly worries about pigs in the azaleas, the thought of Persians mounting an amphibious attack on the Grand Strand and blitzkrieging through to California….doesn’t keep him up at night.
The Palmetto Princess wants to preemptively attack a country, that is no threat to us, in order to disable that country’s ability to respond to an attack from us.
TBG is inclined to agree with a previous poster, in that a gerbil has made it’s way into the Senator’s cranium and set up a hamster wheel. TBG suspects said gerbil refers to himself as Dr Josef Gerbils, and walks with a club paw.
Ms. Lindsey is playing dress-up again!
I bet is his fanny was written into the provision as the first one to be ordered on the ground, his attitude would change. It’s pretty easy to send someone else and spend other people’s money. Your perspective changes when you are on the front line spending your own blood and youth.
Can anybody clue me in to what has happened to Graham’s thinking over the past six years? Just the other day I found an old yo-yo in my toy box, and while practicing with it on the driveway the string broke and that damn thing went in so many different directions! Staring at that yo-yo bouncing and twisting and turning as it went down the driveway into the street I suddenly discovered that there are more than 360 degrees in a circle —— then I thought about Graham………
Can anybody clue me in to what has happened to Graham’s thinking over the past six years?
See TBG’s gerbil theory up top.
The Iranians have not invaded another nation since the Qajar Dynasty almost two centuries ago. Only in the last 50 years, the U.S. has invaded Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, Iraq twice, Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan, Libya and this isn’t even counting bombings and drone warfare in Yemen, Pakistan, and Sudan. And we’re supposed to think that the Iranians are war crazy? Give me a break.
Lee Bright really needs to replace this guy. If we have Rand Paul as President and Lee Bright as SC Senator we would be shaping a dream team!