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Sen. Graham: Military intervention in Syria should be ‘on the table’
The Hill ^ | Sunday, June 12, 2011 | Ben Gelman

Posted on 06/12/2011 1:00:59 PM PDT by kristinn

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that it’s time to consider international intervention in Syria to avoid the further “slaughter” of people there by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

“If it made sense to protect the Libyan people against Gadhafi, and it did because they were going to get slaughtered if we hadn’t sent NATO in when he was on the outskirts of Benghazi, the question for the world [is], have we gotten to that point in Syria,” Graham said on the CBS' "Face the Nation."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 112th; assad; bho44; biggovernment; graham4obama; grahamnesty; lindseygraham; mcbama; mccain; mccain4obama; mclame; mclameslapdog; nwo; rino; rinos4obama; syria; traitor; warmonger
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1 posted on 06/12/2011 1:01:01 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Kinda late. We should have done that just after semi-securing Bagdad and Mosul.


2 posted on 06/12/2011 1:02:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Oh hell no!


3 posted on 06/12/2011 1:03:26 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: kristinn

Geez will this insanity ever end?!?! How many wars in the muslim world must we be fighting?


4 posted on 06/12/2011 1:06:19 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: kristinn

Didn’t we start a 4th war sometime last week. What will this be #5? I’m getting confused.


5 posted on 06/12/2011 1:07:57 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: kristinn
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that it’s time to consider international intervention in Syria to avoid the further “slaughter” of people there by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

Keep it up sweet Lindsey (Goldie locks) Graham and the considerations may no longer be international.

6 posted on 06/12/2011 1:07:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ladyvet
Oh hell no!

You got THAT right!

7 posted on 06/12/2011 1:09:29 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: kristinn

Graham is saying what he’s being instructed to say...all the better to take the heat of obama and blame it on the “war hungry republicans”,imo, they’ve got something on Graham not unlike Weiner.


8 posted on 06/12/2011 1:09:39 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: kristinn

I can’t wait for the GOP contenders to answer that one.


9 posted on 06/12/2011 1:10:04 PM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: ladyvet
Oh hell no!

As a military parent, let me 'amen' your 'hell no',

10 posted on 06/12/2011 1:10:23 PM PDT by tbpiper (Sarah Palin is the antivenin for the Obama poison)
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To: kristinn

Good, Lindsey can get on a plane with a rifle and jump out over Syria.

This plan of perpetual war is bordering on insanity.


11 posted on 06/12/2011 1:12:20 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: kristinn

The problem with liberating Muslim countries is that always end up using their new liberty to start killing us.

I think Kuwait is the only country that has ever shown us any gratitude and reformed itself in the right direction.


12 posted on 06/12/2011 1:17:25 PM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: kristinn

Shut up grahamnesty! We should have not gotten involved in Libya and we sure as hell don’t need to get involved in Syria. Now, if you want to take your fat, queer, sorry rino ass over there and fight I’ll buy you a one way ticket.


13 posted on 06/12/2011 1:17:55 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: kristinn

America’s humanitarian outreaches are not getting the desired result in Iraq, or Afghanistan, why would they work in Syria?

Time to bring the troops home.


14 posted on 06/12/2011 1:18:07 PM PDT by khenrich (And people thought Jimmy Carter was our worst president........)
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To: nhwingut
You are witnessing one of barry the bastard's strategies used on the military ... Cloward-Piven is what this lying sonofabitch knows to employ when he wants to accomplish his goals of aborting the We The People Republic, so he's stretching our military to the point of unaccomplishable tasks and bankrupting the eceonomy to boot. It's a twofer in the bastard's eyes, and his supporters (in media and politics) are culpable to the max for continuing to ignore his treachery.

As for Pansey Graham, the Chicago scum have something devastating on the little fairy so he dances to whatever tune they play for him.

15 posted on 06/12/2011 1:18:39 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Paladin2

No kidding, I still can’t believe that wasn’t the plan in 2003.


16 posted on 06/12/2011 1:19:03 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: kristinn

Once again, Sen Graham (R-SC, d-bag) has it all screwed up. It is bombing the sh*t out of Iran that shouldn’t be “off the table.”


17 posted on 06/12/2011 1:20:00 PM PDT by Walrus (Government abuse of taxing powers caused the FIRST American Revolution...)
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To: Paladin2

Yes, it might have done some good then.


18 posted on 06/12/2011 1:22:34 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: kristinn
I suppose this answers the question any one that calls themselves a reporter should have axed a long time ago!

Sunni, or Shiaa?

The proof is decidedly tilted to Shiaa!

19 posted on 06/12/2011 1:23:42 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: khenrich

Screw the humanitarian efforts. Their responses are only bullets. Key to success is to remember its war. How fast did Germany walk over nations? How fast did the allied forces push out the Germans?

If its war, its war. If it is humanitarian work, that is different... you don’t need troops for that.


20 posted on 06/12/2011 1:24:25 PM PDT by himno hero ("Armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"... Barrack Obama's vision)
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To: kristinn

This guy has the mind of a lawyer, and a poor misdirected one at that. He’s always wanting to be the worlds policeman with our national treasure. I think most of the military parents are tired of sending their kids off to fight someone else’s battles all the time. They need to get him off the Armed Services Committee and tell him to focus on the internal problems in America, like employment and the economy. He should realize if muslims don’t like their leaders and they decide they want to overthrow it, that’s their choice. If it doesn’t work out it’s not our problem to fix.


21 posted on 06/12/2011 1:25:09 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: kristinn

No Gay Boy it is PAST time, for your resignation!


22 posted on 06/12/2011 1:28:56 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: kristinn

I think we should take out the Somali pirates, first.

And what about Pakistan? I thought Obama promised he would fix Pakistan.


23 posted on 06/12/2011 1:29:58 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Glad someone said it. Took a long time though. Thanks kristinn.


24 posted on 06/12/2011 1:31:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: kristinn

Grahamnesty wants 0BowMao to engage in a FIFTH war (with strikes in Yemen increasing this past week)?!

Oh My!


25 posted on 06/12/2011 1:34:43 PM PDT by RocketMan1 (The Revolution has begun.)
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To: kristinn

Hey Ms Lindsey, go to hell.

We are already fighting wars in five countries. I am at the point to saying, pull the US out of all five, also bring home the troops from Europe and Japan. I am sick of paying the way with American blood and $ for defense of these ungrateful parasites around the world, let them pay for their own.


26 posted on 06/12/2011 1:35:45 PM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: kristinn
Limp-wristed Lindsey is the prototype pol of the modern GOP: a dedicated and insufferable NWO Globalist stooge. When you support the GOP you keep guys like him and Juan McLame in power. How anyone that claims to love America and what it stands for can support sellouts like them I'll never know. I guess Mencken was right when he said, “No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”


Light-n-the-loafers Lindsey: Fay face of the GOP

27 posted on 06/12/2011 1:40:31 PM PDT by Roninf5-1 (If ignorance is bliss why are so many Americans on anti-depressants?)
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To: kristinn

Maybe the senator thinks we’ve not had enough military deaths lately or we’re not stretched thinly enough. Too many of these people act like the world is going to end next month. We need to worry about China, the long run and building and conserving national strength for real crises and actual vital interests. Where’s an Eisenhower or even a Robert Taft these days?


28 posted on 06/12/2011 1:41:34 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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29 posted on 06/12/2011 1:41:47 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: kristinn

“....time to consider international intervention in Syria to avoid the further “slaughter” of people there by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.”

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I didn’t see Linseed show any concern when the “liberated and democraticized” Iraqis started slaughtering their Christians.


30 posted on 06/12/2011 1:42:09 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: khenrich
"Time to bring the troops home."

We need to start with England, Germany and Japan.

31 posted on 06/12/2011 1:45:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: headstamp 2

He is a Colonel USAFR. Train him up. Ship him out.


32 posted on 06/12/2011 1:46:13 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

>Where’s an Eisenhower or even a Robert Taft these days?<

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We do not need an Eisenhower — we need a McArthur.


33 posted on 06/12/2011 1:48:36 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: MHGinTN

I think you’ve got it pretty well called all around.


34 posted on 06/12/2011 1:52:38 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: kristinn
Mean while Hillary and Huma are in Africa warming up the rest of the Continent for the new Caliphate......

Clinton warns Africa of 'new colonialism'

35 posted on 06/12/2011 1:54:26 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: kristinn

Well then Lindsey, you re-up and lead the way. Aint no way I am gonna support you spending our treasure on your wars.

That is about all I got to say about that.


36 posted on 06/12/2011 2:00:24 PM PDT by crz
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No it should not be on the table.
We are friggin bankrupt.
We can not afford to fight other peoples fights now.


37 posted on 06/12/2011 2:02:46 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: kristinn

What should be on the table, Mr. Graham, is you, for examination of mental defect, and then all the voters who put you into office, for their mental defects. Invading Syria? Seriously?

Maybe The Zero is right, the 1967 borders should be respected, just wrong on who it is that should be within them - the United States.

Wonder what the candidates have to say about this... Quick, someone call their coaches and see if they can be spoon fed something.


38 posted on 06/12/2011 2:03:21 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: 353FMG
We do not need an Eisenhower — we need a McArthur.

I wouldn't trust him either:

By nightfall the BEF had retreated across the Anacostia River where Hoover ordered MacArthur to stop. Ignoring the command, the general led his infantry to the main camp. By early morning the 10,000 inhabitants were routed and the camp in flames. Two babies died and nearby hospitals overwhelmed with casualties. Eisenhower later wrote, "the whole scene was pitiful. The veterans were ragged, ill-fed, and felt themselves badly abused. To suddenly see the whole encampment going up in flames just added to the pity."

Sad history:

bonus army

39 posted on 06/12/2011 2:05:27 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: kristinn

Why is it that Grahamnesty is on these idiotic press shows at a ratio of about 10 to 1 vs. any other GOPer.

Wait a minute; I get it; he’s the leftwing GOPer that the press loves to love.


40 posted on 06/12/2011 2:16:31 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: kristinn

Oh Lindsey, you little twerp! Why can’t you just shut you pie-trap and go back to being a grand little bench warmer. You have been and continue to be a thorn in the Republican party (and a back stabbing knife in the backs of the Conservatives).

Can’t you just either get out of politics or go ahead and join the Democrats where you belong!


41 posted on 06/12/2011 2:19:28 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: EGPWS

Lets just strap an M-4 on Miss Lindsay and send his sorry azz in there.


42 posted on 06/12/2011 2:20:37 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: headstamp 2

Exactly, not one more drop of the precious blood of our young men and women should be spilt on this backward ass lot of Sixth Century cretins. Just fly over their major cities, drop planeloads of frozen porkers, and let them machine gun themselves in the panic it will create.


43 posted on 06/12/2011 2:26:24 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: headstamp 2

Exactly, not one more drop of the precious blood of our young men and women should be spilt on this backward ass lot of Sixth Century cretins. Just fly over their major cities, drop planeloads of frozen porkers, and let them machine gun themselves in the panic it will create.


44 posted on 06/12/2011 2:26:32 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: kristinn

FULG


45 posted on 06/12/2011 2:27:12 PM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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To: nhwingut

#6, Mexico is number 5.


46 posted on 06/12/2011 2:28:56 PM PDT by DrewsMum (There is no other NAME whereby we may be saved....JESUS!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Lets just strap an M-4 on Miss Lindsay and send his sorry azz in there.

I'll settle for meeting you half way even....

Lets just strap an M-4 on Miss Lindsay

47 posted on 06/12/2011 2:32:14 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: kristinn

does anybody think this guy will ever pull his head out of his A$$!


48 posted on 06/12/2011 2:33:19 PM PDT by jrd
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To: kristinn

Mister Lindsey Graham, we are hopefully recovering from a recession caused by big goverment slowly under the weight of that same goverment. We do not have the resources for the existing military adventures, much less a new one.

Let the Syrians take responsibility for their own repressive goverment, or better yet let the rest of the world deal with them. If we want to do anything to help em its got to be small scale Assassinations.


50 posted on 06/12/2011 2:47:49 PM PDT by Monorprise
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