The circus that is the Lindsey Graham show took his act onto the set of Fox & Friends on Thursday to make sure that all Americans knew that if they elect him President we will be going to war. If you’re one of those Americans who happens to be tired of the seemingly endless fighting that we’ve found ourselves caught up in… then you better not vote for him.
“It’s a tough message,” co-host Steve Doocy said. “A lot of people are just worn out by war.”
“Then don’t vote for me,” Graham responded. “Because I’m telling you what’s coming. Barack Obama’s policies of leading from behind are going to allow another 9/11. [ISIS] is large, rich, and entrenched. If I’m president they will be poor, small, and on the run.”
This is why I “blech” (yes, blech not belch – blech as in throw up a little in my mouth) every time I think of the possibility that Lindsey Graham might one day be President.
I get that he fancies himself “the authority” on foreign policy, but the dude is wrong about almost everything else… why should I believe that he might be right on foreign policy? Also, he is the war hawk chief in the legislature – there is no other politician in Washington who is as hell bent on going to war somewhere (anywhere) as Lindsey Graham.
Here’s my problem with the Graham-McCain hawk view on foreign policy (besides the fact that they are wrong on most other issues) – we have basically been following this war-hawk philosophy for the last 25 years, and it hasn’t done us much good thus far. From George H.W. Bush, through Bill Clinton and George W. Bush right on through Barack Obama, we have followed a “hawk” philosophy on foreign policy. Think about the last few years; the only real disagreement between the Graham-McCain policy and the Obama-Clinton policy has been about degrees of involvement.
The next President may indeed need to send our soldiers to war, but Lindsey Graham sounds like he “WANTS” to send our soldiers to war… and that cannot be a good thing.
“Beware the toils of war … the mesh of the huge dragnet sweeping up the world.” – Homer, the Iliad
‘There never was a good war, or a bad peace.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac