LONG LIVE DOMESTIC SPYING!
To keep up with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham‘s logic, you’ve got to be able to run around in circles … really, really fast .
Seriously … one week Graham wants to bomb one group, the next week he wants to bomb another. And it’s always in response to some totally ridiculous fearmongering.
“I think of an American city in flames because of the terrorists’ ability to operate in Syria and Iraq,” Graham said recently.
Syria, of course, is where Graham and his fellow whore for the military-industrial complex, John McCain, have been supporting radical jihadists linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (for more on their support of these fighters, click HERE and HERE).
Last year Graham said we had to help those jihadists because if we didn’t, Iran would nuke the Port of Charleston. Now Graham says we should ally with Iran in order to stop the spread of ISIS jihadists in Iraq.
Iraq, of course, is where we are now bombing … even though a nine-year campaign there clearly didn’t protect us, but rather created the mother of all terrorist organizations.
Whew … dizzy?
Anyway Graham is now using all the ISIS fearmongering as an excuse to build support for the federal government’s domestic spying program. In fact he told reporter Alex Seitz-Wald of MSNBC that if the ISIS threat didn’t make people rethink their views on Edward Snowden and the NSA, “they’re crazy.”
Lindsey Graham just now: If ISIS doesn't make people rethink post-Snowden anti-NSA sentiment, "they're crazy."
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) September 10, 2014
Well, well …
With all due respect to Graham – a special interest whore, fiscal liberal, Obama abettor, neo-fascist, friend of terrorists, thief of your liberty, fraud and hypocrite – he’s the last person who needs to be calling anyone else crazy.
What’s crazy? Invading everybody under the Middle Eastern sun and expecting them to leave us alone …
Sic Willie aka Josef Goebbels (reincarnated) tells his lies over and over hoping that they become “truth”. Now he employs his brand of exegesis (in his case it is intentional misstatements and interpretations) in his stating of what Graham said in regard to “post-Snowden anti-NSA sentiment”.
Wuss da matter, old man? Angry again? Can’t stand it that Sic is right?
Aside from the above, you should consider cognitive therapy for yourself.
When is Sic is right (I am not holding my breath) I will so state. Try on the news today about what Putin had to say about their successful missile launch and their future strategic plans. But per the Sic Willie’s of the US we should just close down the NSA and CIA and gut the military, right?
Maintaing a strong military for defensive purposes is good. Using it to keep poking the bear, in hopes of starting WWIII, not so much.
Come on my friend, poking the bear, starting WWIII. I’m not a big Lindsey fan but let’s not go overboard. Did you ever stop to think we need a few Hawks to balance all the Doves out there.
The McCain and Graham bellicose blustering needs to be heard by those that want to destroy us, we sure don’t get anything close to from White House. Does over seas contingency operation and work place violence sound better?
Beside, when is the last time a Senator started a World War?
The President is about to speak I sure hope he is a little bellicose tonight.
Hi idcydm! I agree with you in principle but in reality, people like Graham and McCain will cause this country far more harm than they will do it good. These are the kind of people who have sought to get our brave fighting men and women into conflict after conflict, since the end of WWII, but will not allow our men and women to actually win these conflicts.
What good does it do our country to get thousands of good men and women maimed, psychologically destroyed, and killed, with no intent of us winning these conflicts?
Screwing with Russia over what some (myself included) perceive to be an internal affair with an old Soviet Bloc state and risking nuclear exchange seems to not be the best and brightest course of action.
I believe you know as well as I do that whatever Obama does, it will be for show at very best, and not in the interest of this country.
McCain and Lindsey hob-knobing and schmoozing with Al Qaida and ISIS does little to instill confidence in me. There is more than a little rumor floating around that ISIS may be something we (the US) have invented or are at least feeding. We have many evil people in our government, people who I honestly believe are as much or more of a threat to this nation than some of our “enemies” overseas.
Well we shall agree to disagree except for, “whatever Obama does”, if not for the polls and two beheaded Americans, he would not have spoke tonight.
“You use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore.”
Did I send you to your dictionary?
You did me, although you know you’re an old timer when you don’t refer to google.
I am telling you, Lindsey Graham has very serious psychosis. And you are right, Fits … he runs around in circles. However, keen minds can easily peg him. He is clearly nuttier than a fruitcake. I deem him to be an articulate hysterical nutcase.
Lindsey is a warrior. Surely, he will be the first to suit up, grab a gun and charge into battle.
and your military credentials are?
“I got this medal for a courtroom battle that went on for days, and this one was for the sustained objection I got during that battle, and this one…”
He has never fired a single shot at any enemy. In fact, I bet he would piss in his pants in real combat.
This smacks a little of T-Rav’s current commercial where he says Lindsey is insulting South Carolinians by saying “…we’re gonna make the bigots shut up…”. Since I’m not a bigot, I want insulted at all. However, having a state treasurer convicted of drug dealing then expecting me to support him insults the Hell out of me. I wonder who wrote that add for the convicted drug dealer, FEC regulation violator, drunk driver, baby daddy and reality “TV star”?
I found Lindsey’s comments about “bigots” while addressing his new core-constituency (La Raza) to be highly offensive. I would rather trust someone who has been caught, tried, convicted, and served his time than someone who keeps endlessly getting away with shit that borders on treason (if not actually treason).
Meh, he was talking to Hispanics using histrionics, I don’t think he was talking to or about me so it didn’t bug me. Had he been in Greenville or Columbia and said “you bigots need to shut up” I’d be more inclined to agree with you.
He was telling his constituents who are anti illegal and anti amnesty to “shut up” and called them “bigots.” Thus, your attempt to circumvent the matter is absolutely crazy and reflects badly upon your character – PERIOD.
The tone in his voice … such hate he has.
Everyone knows you have a brown stain around your neck from having your head up Graham’s … .. .
For whatever reason, I believe Colonel sincerely like’s Graham’s politics. Admittedly, that is frightening since I generally regard him as a thinking man.
BTW, what is “S I E”?
Yeah, yeah I can list Graham’s foibles that offend me all day long – just don’t think a convicted drug dealer or a guy who has voted for every tax increase he’s had a chance to vote for and even sponsored a few of them is the right person for the job.
I can respect your opinions. Just don’t agree when it comes to affording Graham another term. 12 years is long enough. And he really has not done much to help South Carolina in the period. But I am certain you will disagree with my assertion. However, that does not bother me in the least.
As to Ravenel’s drug conviction, he was punished – just like thousands were during the prohibition era when booze was illegal. But with further respect to Graham and his yet to be exposed crimes, that’s being held in abeyance for now.
Lastly, with over a 1000 new laws on the books than we had 3 years ago, I am certain there are a few you have broken in your life; but never caught and prosecuted. Surely you are not perfect, Colonel.
Have a nice evening ~
Have I ever broken the law – sure, I speed, have rolled through a stop sign or two and I’m sure I have broken others either through intent or ignorance.
Did I ever get elected to public office and then caught with just shy of 500 grams of coke? Nope, not once, in fact, I have studiously avoided all illegal drugs and use alcohol with great moderation.
Have I ever been convicted of drunk driving – nope, got charged once at age 18. Blew a 0.05 in Winder “Speed Trap of the South” Georgia and the judge threw it out – I still have the ticket and can still remember the hurt look in my parents eyes when they found out. I will not drive a car if I’ve had more than one beer – but I’ve had a fairly high clearance for 30 years and mis-behavior and clearances don’t go together.
Have I any children – yes, and I’m married to their mother and have been for 23 years – the oldest is 18.
Have I ever violated federal election law? No, in fact I quit working for a campaign when the pol did something I thought was unethical.
I’d love to know about these crimes Graham is alleged to have committed.
“Did I ever get elected to public office and then caught with just shy of 500 grams of coke? ”
I don’t know if you’ve considered it, but that criteria is not that impressive in consideration of the fact it applies to 99.9999% of the population.
So that means we shouldn’t have any problems finding a much better qualified candidate.
Noted that you support criminal illegal aliens and granting them amnesty.
This man is a mad man with too much press. He and McCain need to go.
That they are, sir. That they are. Wisdom is the ability to see the truth of a person’s character, and you have it.
We had the chance in the primary but there were too many people running. Tea Party should have mounted a campaign and backed one candidate. Graham certainly was vulnerable. Now we don’t have any real choices.
What Tea Party woul that be the SC Tea Party or the Tea Party of Columbia? You Tea party folks are more F up than our Nations Check Book
Me thinks Graham still plays with his G.I. Joe collection and little green plastic army men and tanks.
I bet they are all sticky, too.
STOP MAKING ME LAUGH!!! My sides hurt!! …
Does your heart go pitty pat?
I don’t want that visual, CIC … but it is funny.
More like Barbie Dolls…
I like gay sex.
Who doesn’t?! The only thing hotter than 2 cute chicks going at it is 3 cute chicks going at it. Hey, wait a minute…you’re not talking about dudes, are you?
No…not me…I’m going to Chick Fil A now before my houseboy, I mean toy, gets home.
OK, phew! You had me worried there for just a second…
You’re not my type.
Oops-I mean, glad you’re not worried. Go Cocks!
Damned nice tie. Such a good dresser.
Dear US Senator Lindsey Graham……..
This story was posted at….16:14PM on Wednesday, Sep 10th 2014……..do you know WHY…?
WHY NOT earlier in the day…? Do you know what time I left SPAWAR Atlantic yesterday afternoon…!?
Senator GRAHAM……….dare to wonder how this article makes YOU look like Roger Goodell looking for a certain video we know was available for YOU to see MONTHS ago..!?
Senator Graham…………..SPAWAR Atlantic has a captain (General) that is a woman..!!
We highly suggest that YOU resign like DeMINT and Bobby Harrell and Roger Goodell and Nikki Haley are going to do ..!! (Along with Mayor Riley, Mayor Summey and Mayor Tim Goodwin…!!)
Senator………Spawar Atlantic is not a HOUSE of Cards…!!!
McCain’s daughter Lindsey always hogging the lime light. Always an uplifting message. Always waiting for that call from Fox so he can spread his own brand of terror to their poor brain dead viewership.
Lindsey is positioning himself for the Oval Office.