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So here’s liberal U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham speaking to a group of (mostly) head-nodding older people at an event today in South Carolina … effortlessly mongering fear like the seasoned War God he is.

According to Graham – who was challenged by one questioner to defend his interventionist world view – he plans to campaign for reelection on the basis of his support for former U.S. President George W. Bush’s foreign policy.

“I’m in the Bush camp. I like Bush,” he said. “I like the idea that we’re gonna understand who our friends are and we’re goin’ go after our enemies.”

Wait … but what about the failure of the Iraq War?

According to Graham, U.S. President Barack Obama snatched defeat from the jaws of victory there.

“We were inside the ten-yard-line and it breaks my heart that all those kids who fought in Iraq – that it all went bad because Obama didn’t have the guts to see it through,” Graham said.


That’s about as ludicrous a statement as Graham declaring himself to be a supporter of “limited government” in the very next breath.

Returning to the jihadists (presumably the ones he’s not in bed with) Graham says “I don’t know why these people are crazy – they just are.”

But don’t worry … little Lindsey solider boy is on the case.

“You will not hurt my country again,” Graham vowed. “And if there’s an American citizen who wants to help these guys, then he should go to jail or he should get killed in the act of helping these guys. I believe we’re at war … we’re not fighting somebody who robbed a liquor store.”

Such a tough guy … you know, so long as it’s other people’s guns, and other people’s money.