Lindsey Graham Flashback: Gotta Get That Oil
One of the best things comedian Dave Chappelle ever produced was “Black Bush,” a 2004 sketch in which the American-led invasion of Iraq was portrayed through the lens of a very different George W. Bush administration.
In case you missed it, click here (warning: the language is very NSFW).
Despite its coarseness, “Black Bush” remains as compelling an indictment of America’s military industrial complex (and interventionist foreign policy) as we’ve seen … a timeless rebuke of politicians like Bush, U.S. Sen. John McCain, U.S. President Barack Obama and South Carolina’s own Lindsey Graham.
Of course Graham has always been willing to go much further than his fellow “neoconservatives.”
For example, neither white Bush nor “Black Bush” ever admitted the invasion of Iraq was about oil.
Graham? He’s far less subtle when laying out the rationale for his proposed foreign invasions …
“Let’s get in on the ground,” Graham told Fox News when asked about American intervention in the 2011 Libyan conflict. “There is a lot of money to be made in the future in Libya. There’s a lot of oil to be produced.”
Fortunately America is in the midst of a domestic energy revolution (no thanks to Graham’s proposed “cap and trade” energy tax) and doesn’t require as much foreign oil as it used to.
Still, it’s funny to see Graham dive headlong where even “Black Bush” refused to go …