Lyndsey Graham Announces GOP's War On Terror 2.0Submitted by pawnstorm12 on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:06
The article below reports on how Graham wants to expand the "war on terror" and is against ending U.S. attacks and occupations in the middle east.
Graham apparently sees no connection in attacking and occupying other countries, and the consequential blowback from such policies.
May I suggest that the ugly, Arab-hating Lyndsey Graham take up arms and head on over to the middle east himself, instead of sending our service-members over there to do it for him...
...while he sits in the posh safety of his senate office.
Now I know Graham is a senator from a very militarily-active and defense-contractor state, so he's working for the bankers and the military/industrial complex.
And let's not forget that the people of South Carolina put him in office...The same ones who loudly booed Dr. Paul when he suggested we use a little more of the Golden Rule in our foreign policy (during last year's republican debates).
I am ashamed to have a politician such as Lyndsey Graham represent me.
While I don't live in South Carolina, the fact is, being a U.S. Senator, Graham represents every American whether we like it or not.
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GOP’s War On Terror 2.0: More Drones, More Missiles, More Boots On Ground
By David Axe
May 30, 2013
President Barack Obama says he wants to end the 12-year-old war on terror.
Not so fast, said Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and Armed Services Committee member. Not only does Graham warn against declaring victory over al Qaeda, he wants more drones, more deployed missile defenses and more U.S. troops on the ground in the Middle East.
Speaking at his office in Columbia, S.C. on Wednesday, Graham shot back, saying the U.S. should ramp up its military efforts. “The war is not winding down, it is morphing,” he said. “If you don’t believe the enemy wants to hit us here at home you’re very naïve.”
Call it the war on terror 2.0, GOP style.
In a speech on May 23, Obama said it was time to scale back the military and law-enforcement initiatives that have defined U.S. security policy since 9/11, including the use of armed drones.
Graham, an enthusiastic supporter of the Iraq war, previously has called for direct U.S. military aid to Syrian rebels and U.S. troops deployments to find and neutralize chemical weapons stocks in that civil war-torn country.
“We should have Patriot missile batteries inside Syria protecting the rebels,” Graham added on Wednesday. “We should start bombing the [Syrian government's] airfields using cruise missiles.”
Graham argued that if the U.S. does not intervene in Syria, the fighting would become a “contagion for the whole region” that could take down the Jordanian government, destabilize Turkey and “affect” Iraq, where sectarian violence continues to rage 18 months after the U.S. pull-out.
As for drones, the U.S. needs them “now more than ever,” Graham said. “I hope the president will not abandon this [drone] program. It is a military weapon; it is a tactical weapon that is needed in the war on terror.”
An expanded war on terror, if you buy Graham’s argument.
Corey Hutchins contributed mightily to this story.
Here is a link to the actual story...