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Graham raps Boehner, GOP candidates on Libya, Afghanistan
McClatchy ^ | 2011-06-15 | James Rosen

Posted on 06/16/2011 10:19:04 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham criticized his party's presidential candidates and congressional leaders for increasingly advocating an international isolationism that he said repudiates the legacies of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

The South Carolina senator mocked seven GOP presidential candidates' discussion of foreign policy in Monday night's New Hampshire debate as "shallow" and full of "platitudes."

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"I was very disappointed that no one articulated why it matters if we win or lose in Afghanistan," Graham said. "No one articulated what would happen if (Libyan strongman Moammar) Gadhafi stays in power. So we have Republicans talking about stopping our efforts in Libya."

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Without naming him, Graham ridiculed GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, former chief executive of the Godfather's Pizza chain, for having said in the debate Monday evening that he wouldn't allow a Muslim to serve in his Cabinet.

"Everybody is for making sure we vet Muslims in the Cabinet," Graham said. "That is the least of my concerns. My concern is: Will the Republican Party come to grips with what it takes to win the very long struggle with radical Islam?"

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; bho44; grahamnesty; lindseygraham; mccain; mccain4obama; mccainantigop; mccaintruthfile; rino; traitor
"So we have Republicans talking about stopping our efforts in Libya."

"Our"???

FULG!!!

1 posted on 06/16/2011 10:19:08 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: upchuck

fyi


2 posted on 06/16/2011 10:19:58 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sorry Lindsey we’re burned out on spending money and lives on rebuilding foreign countries. Enough is enough.


3 posted on 06/16/2011 10:22:16 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: rabscuttle385

Barry, please appoint him to something!! He’s an embarrassement as an elected official.


4 posted on 06/16/2011 10:24:16 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: rabscuttle385

Lindsey Graham is truly despicable, and I know from family in SC that the good people of SC are truly embarrassed by him. Nobody expected him to turn out like this. He’s awful, not only sucking up to Obama at every turn, but stabbing other Republicans in the back whenever he can.


5 posted on 06/16/2011 10:24:48 AM PDT by livius
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To: rabscuttle385
there is a ring and a string in this little puke's back that john mccain pulls. thats obvious.

besides that, little lindsey is still mad that weiner didn't send him any pics.

6 posted on 06/16/2011 10:26:22 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: rabscuttle385

Just one of a host of always dependable “Moderates” in the Republican party.


7 posted on 06/16/2011 10:27:51 AM 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: AuntB; calcowgirl; Liz; SandRat; NFHale; Gilbo_3; hiredhand; DoughtyOne; stephenjohnbanker; ...

Check this one out.


8 posted on 06/16/2011 10:28:36 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385
My response to Lindsey Graham,
in the manner of Yul Brenner in The King and I

"YOU, are very difficult woman!"

***no offense to all the genuine ladies of the USA***

9 posted on 06/16/2011 10:29:02 AM PDT by ExcursionGuy84
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To: rabscuttle385
South Carolina! Would you recall this retarded goober? Please!


10 posted on 06/16/2011 10:29:46 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham criticized his party's presidential candidates and congressional leaders for increasingly advocating an international isolationism...

In 1943 Garet Garrett wrote an article titled "The Mortification of History," he wrote about this very thing. Here is a short excerpt:<

...If you say of this history that its intense character has been nationalistic, consistently so from the beginning until now, that is true. Therefore, the word in place of isolationism that would make sense is nationalism. Why is the right word avoided?

The explanation must be for the wrong one, for that is what it is intended to do, it is the perfect political word. Since isolationism cannot be defined, those who attack it are not obliged to defend themselves. What are they? Anti-isolationists? But if you cannot say what isolationism is, neither can you say what anti-isolationism is, whereas nationalism, being definite, has a positive antithesis. One who attacks nationalism is an internationalist.

The use of the obscurity created by the false word is to conceal something. The thing to be concealed is the identity of what is speaking. Internationalism is speaking.

It has a right to speak, as itself and for itself, but that right entails a moral obligation to say what it means and to use true words...


11 posted on 06/16/2011 10:30:27 AM PDT by fallujah-nuker (Pakistan delenda est)
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To: rabscuttle385
Demote him from Colonel to Corporal. Transfer him from AF to Army. Give him a 70 pound ruck, M-16, basic load and let him walk up and down dusty mountains all day if he loves the ME so damned much!

After we go into Libya, what's next? Syria?

12 posted on 06/16/2011 10:31:22 AM PDT by donozark (British Army, Fighting Proudly in Afghanistan-Since 1839)
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To: donozark
After we go into Libya, what's next? Syria?

Yes.

Sen. Graham: Military intervention in Syria should be ‘on the table’

13 posted on 06/16/2011 10:34:39 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Gramesty, why do you not make it official, you are a damn democrat.


14 posted on 06/16/2011 10:35:33 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: rabscuttle385
If Graham wants us to wage war without end in four different countries at the same time he at least owes us an explanation of how "winning" in Afghanistan will prevent 19 crazed Islamists with box cutters from crashing the World Trade Center.

And if "winning" in Afghanistan will do it, how will we stop 19 coming from Libya? And if we can wage war and stop them in Libya, how will we stop them coming from Yemen? And if we can stop them from coming from Yemen, how will we stop them from coming out of the barrios of Iraq?

And, Sen. Graham, if we manage to dodge all the IED's in these lands, will we have to wage war from Casablanca to the nether reaches of China and occupy the whole of the Islamic world to stop these 19 terrorists?

Sen. Graham can you please explain how these wars are making us safer instead of just poorer and weaker and bereaved?


15 posted on 06/16/2011 10:36:42 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: rabscuttle385

Bonehead is a sorry leader of the House.
Sweet Lindsey is a sorry senator.

Good riddance to both.


16 posted on 06/16/2011 10:37:31 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: rabscuttle385

Warmonger


17 posted on 06/16/2011 10:38:16 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: rabscuttle385

The swishing warmonger.


18 posted on 06/16/2011 10:38:43 AM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: kingattax; rabscuttle385

” besides that, little lindsey is still mad that weiner didn’t send him any pics. “

Are you sure?


19 posted on 06/16/2011 10:40:42 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: rabscuttle385

There is a BIG DIFFERENCE between Isolationism and the respect we are shown by these asshats after we help them with our blood, our time and our money. We get ZERO respect, we get ZERO credit and then we have Iraq possibly suing US over $6 billion.

And now we have a CIC who doesn’t even think that he needs to consult Congress since “we are in a supporting role.” Well, gee, thanks for that clarification, Obama!!

FAIL!!


20 posted on 06/16/2011 10:46:00 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Clueless showpieces at the top; a whole lot of unelected second-tier "staffers" running the show)
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To: miliantnutcase
Right, rebuilding foreign countries who would imprison an American for jaywalking...yet expect THEIR nationals to terrorize the world with impunity!!
21 posted on 06/16/2011 10:51:04 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils. " Arthur Wellesley)
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To: rabscuttle385

“”So we have Republicans talking about stopping our efforts in Libya.” “Our”???”

You’ve said it! I didn’t give my approval for Obama’s mess. Obama is breaking the law, which is nothing new. He should be impeached. He has not received Congress approval for being in Libya. By the way, can somebody tell me why on earth he has our military there in the first place?

Hey RINO Graham, you make me sick. You attack Herman Cain regarding his answer about Sharia law and not having Muslims in his administration, but he is right. Most sane people agree, you jackbutt.

I agree with Ann Barnhardt. Lindsey Graham, you’re a jackbutt!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qeyrp-V3Jvc


22 posted on 06/16/2011 11:12:55 AM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: rabscuttle385
How about we give Lucy Graham, Juan McCain, Bill Kristol and the rest of the neocons each an AK-47 and parachute their butts into the middle of Libya.
23 posted on 06/16/2011 11:17:11 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: rabscuttle385

As usual, pole smoker Graham surfaces to help the Enemy...

What a dork...


24 posted on 06/16/2011 11:25:40 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

The Demorats and liberals screamed about Bush’s war in Iraq.

Now we have the Hopey Change man and we are still in Iraq, In Afghanistan, and now 4 new wars in Egypt,Libya, Syria, and Yemen and pretty soon the big one in israel.

That kind of Hope and Chage I don’t need


25 posted on 06/16/2011 11:35:40 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

“...That kind of Hope and Chage I don’t need...”

The only ones that DO need it are worthless parasites to begin with.

They’re NOT my Countrymen.


26 posted on 06/16/2011 11:56:07 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: livius

“He’s awful, not only sucking up to Obama at every turn, but stabbing other Republicans in the back whenever he can.”

Well, probably acquired skill at that in some D.C. bathhouse.


27 posted on 06/16/2011 1:21:11 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: livius

“He’s awful, not only sucking up to Obama at every turn, but stabbing other Republicans in the back whenever he can.”

Well, probably acquired skill at that in some D.C. bathhouse.


28 posted on 06/16/2011 1:21:32 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Lindsey Graham, you JACKASS!, shut up!


29 posted on 06/16/2011 3:10:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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