Skip to comments.Lindsey Graham: It May Be Time to Work with Iran Against ISIS
Posted on 06/15/2014 10:18:58 AM PDT by PoloSec
A Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee says Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki cannot keep his country together, and a U.S. alliance with Iran might be needed to do so.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday a U.S. partnership with longtime foe Iran makes him uncomfortable but likened it to the United States working with Josef Stalin in World War II against Adolf Hitler. He says the United States has to do what it can to keep Baghdad from falling to insurgents.
"We should have discussions with Iran to make sure they don't use this as an opportunity to seize control of parts of Iraq," Graham said. "They're in this. They're already on the ground. We need to put a red line with Iran."
Asked how, Graham replied, "You just sit down and talk with them."
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I actually agree with the jerk on this one.
Because that has worked so well in the past.
What a fools paradise.
“Lindsey Graham: It May Be Time to Work with Iran Against ISIS”........which will cause the ultimate destruction of Israel.
A good place to start would be with ICE along our southern borders.
Why couldn’t crap like this have been said before the election last week so he could have been primaried out of office? Will the dopes that voted for him realize the mistake they made?
You want to work with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism? That will only result in the expansion of Iran’s Shi’ite caliphate.
Head is spinning
Make up your mind Graham - the ISIS terrorists are your BEST FRIEND in Syria and now you want to fight these same people in Iraq?
No wonder people think we can figure out a foreign policy.
I would if we had a strong president instead of a famous amateur golfer.
Who does he mean by Iran?
This is like reaching out accross the aisle to Democrats instead to voters of all stripes.
GOPe is the stupidest party.
One of the few times I want a Democrat to win just to get rid of the garbage that our own primaries should have. Same goes with McConnell and Cornyn.
Our phantom prez Val Jar would be cool with that.
Wait for it McCain will be next on board of this bus to hell asking to reach across the aisle and give reach arounds to the mullahs in Iran.
Nuke ‘em both. Let Allah sort them out.
I guess we’re almost done pulling all the contractors out.
I’m sure Iran will get involved in a big way.
I don’t understand what conversation there would be between Iran and the USA, how are we relevant?
Maybe Obama will get bribed by the Saudis to do something they want, again...
The publicity hound Linda can’t make up his mind. First he supports arming the ISIS and their allies in Syria against Iran’s ally Assad; now he wants America to ally with Iran. What a media-protected lightweight, bubble-headed butterfly he is.
I have been reading alot about the Rise of Communism in Eastern Europe, The United States Practically GAVE them everything WEST OF THE VISTULA RIVER~!!!!
And FDR seemed just fine with it.
This is literally like working with the Soviets to defeat the Nazi's.
And THIS will be the outcome of working with Iran.
Or if you will, an Islamic Caliphate in the place of the Soviet Bloc analogy.
Shiite Vs. Sunni ?
Reminds me of a very old story from “The Onion”.
” I wish one side was a different color so I could know who to cheer for”
like Iran can keep Iraq (sunni and Kurds) together?
Yeah...just increase the firepower of the shia
that ought to do it- ho many tons of sarin do they need to take care of the troublemakers?
I keep saying it and I mean it. Fallout isn’t just a video game. It’s our future. And for the same reasons.
Iran: You allow us to make nuclear bombs and we help Iraq.
Lindsey Graham: Ok but those nuclear bombs can only be used for peaceful uses.
Iran: But of course.
Maybe he should ask Jimmaaaaah to help, since he has so much experience with Iran. I mean it’s just as clever an idea.
I half expect all the Shiites to unite and form one big Shiiteistan: Iran, Iraq and others scattered around that area.
After we eliminate Iran’s nuclear bomb and ICBM factories. ( you know, the ones yOu-knOw-whO has been paying for and protecting with our wonderful USAF)
you know what we should do? Keep electing RINOs because the dem is worse. /s
Of course I don’t hear any Dems calling for us to ‘work with Iran” so maybe the RINO is worse.
No, the RINO IS worse. Always. Because this asinine idea is what they do before lots of innocent people die.
You completely misunderstand the situation and are actually making it worse.
Conservatives lack the political power to control all of the Republican party. Although the Republican effort thrashed out in the House is not uniformly in conformance with the extremes of conservative thought it is the best that is currently available.
The only productive course is to keep on keeping on promoting but not directly harming the conservative cause. Your proposal is directly harmful.
Please take your GOPe love to a psych where it can be cured.
I agree also
and Russia too
Like helping Stalin fight Hitler???
Let them kill each other off.
Yup. get out of the way and let a few thousand years of history conclude as it should. Their self inflicted population reduction program.
Biden was actually right. It’s a phony country. It’s three (@ least) separate nations. They were brutally kept together by Saddam, but we know what happened. The Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds are not going into a melting pot and coming out Iraqis. We need to face reality and leave them alone.
So Lindsey finally pulled his head out of his but and now realizes that Assad does not represent the worse group in Syria ? Syria and Iran have already formed an alliance against ISIS. These RINO/DINO morons are actually playing both sides of this Sunni/Shiite war now.
Yeah, let’s help Iran make Iraq into a client state and enable the Shi’a to be more powerful in the region. The Saudis will really love that.
We don’t have to work with them. Iraqi PM Maliki has is already calling for a Shiite holy war against ISIS, and reports are Iranian al Quds forces are on the ground fighting them now. We should just sit back and pass the popcorn.
. . . and watch Iran formally take over Iraq.
Al-qaeda used to be an organization that was scattered and had a number of training camps in scattered, remote locations.
Now, thanks to Obama, Hillary and their allies such as Little Lindsey Graham and Juan McCain, Al-qaeda has become much more than simply an organization of people. With the arms and funds that Obama and Hillary have given to them, ISIS has made Eastern & Northern Syria and the northern third of Iraq into also being a vast PHYSICAL, GEOGRAPHIC AL-QAEDA in a NON-REMOTE, STRATEGICALLY LOCATED area of the Middle East.
It is impossible to overstate the danger and harm this is creating for the national security of Western nations. Obama is achieving his dream of achieving a vast weakening of America and the progressive ruling establishment of our country is essentially cheering him on.
Hopefully the sand Nazis will massacre each other for decades. The more they kill each other, the fewer of them to kill us.
So Joe, what will be the borders of these three countries? Who decides who gets the oil revenue? How do you create a viable Sunni state? And Turkey, our NATO ally, has said it will never accept an independent Kurdistan. So what so we do with the Kurds, Joe? I mean the Kurds who are also in Iran and Syria on the border?
Joe Biden is one of the dumbest people on the planet. He knows nothing about foreign affairs.
I don’t think the Sunnis will let that happen. They’ve been at it for centuries.
Ahh... it takes actual REAL LEADERSHIP for an endeavor such as this.
Yeah, that strategy worked great prior to 9/11.
No Lindsey these are all horrible people.
It did work for a while back the 80s, until some idiot brokered a peace deal. Then we had two enemies to deal with.
>You want to work with the worlds largest state sponsor of terrorism?<
Those that brought down the twin towers in 2001, the Taliban, Saddam Hussein, Boko Haram, Muslim Brotherhood, our guests at Gitmo, Al-Qaeda, ISAS and our own sweet and beloved CAIR are all members of the Sunni sect.
I daresay that more than 95% of our fighting men/women killed and maimed in the fight against Islam were victims of Sunni violence, NOT Shia’s.
Careful who you brand the largest sponsor of terrorism. Take a good look at our “friends” in the Middle East.