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Lindsey Graham blasts Newt Gingrich on Afghanistan(Rino not happy about wanting out of Afghan)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/13/2012 | By Ed O'Keefe

Posted on 03/14/2012 5:11:08 PM PDT by jakerobins

A clearly miffed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called on Newt Gingrich and other Republican presidential candidates Tuesday to temper their remarks on U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, warning they run the risk of dividing the GOP and emboldening the Taliban.

Graham, a vocal defender of military action in Afghanistan and previous operations in Iraq, said he was “very disappointed” with the former House speaker’s recent comments that the United States no longer has “the willpower or the capacity to do the things you have to do to fundamentally change” Afghanistan.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia; US: Massachusetts; US: Pennsylvania; US: South Carolina; US: Utah; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; georgia; kenyanbornmuzzie; massachusetts; mittromney; newtgingrich; pennsylvania; ricksantorum; southcarolina; utah; waronterror
I want to finish the job in Afghanistan but we have spent far too much in Blood and Treasure on a country stuck in the 4th century.
1 posted on 03/14/2012 5:11:12 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins
The critical question is, What possible "job" could we hope to "finish" in Afghanistan at this point? Our work there is done. We have nothing left to accomplish. We should call it a day and bring the troops home.
2 posted on 03/14/2012 5:13:54 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: jakerobins

Send Lightloafered Lindsey over to A-stan.

Let him patrol the place until all the savages see the light.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 5:14:19 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: jakerobins
Dear Linda,

What are the objectives?

What are the strategies to obtain same?

Where is the time-line?

4 posted on 03/14/2012 5:15:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jakerobins

We should have had a full withdrawl in July 2009 when Obama said that victory wasn’t the goal.


5 posted on 03/14/2012 5:15:06 PM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: jakerobins

I trust Newt over Lindsey...


6 posted on 03/14/2012 5:16:49 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Romney: "I can haz cheezy grits, Y'all?")
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To: hinckley buzzard

Always thought we should get IN and then OUT of Afghanistan as quickly as possible.

The place has bad juju. No country after Alexander the Great has had much luck with the place. I’d go so far as to say it’s bad luck is contagious!

Declare victory - leave - then keep an eye on it with satellites - if camps start up again, send the gift of cruise missiles or bomb it from 40,000 ft.

Let the Afghans suffer in that creepy place.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 5:23:29 PM PDT by LibertyLA (fighting libtards and other giant government enablers!)
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To: jakerobins

There is No way to finish this job the way it should be done.Obama will not allow it.

We have wasted enough lives and treasure on that dump.Lets stop kidding ourselves here.As far as Linseed Graham is concerned he can take along jump off off the Grand Canyon.

This clown and His pal John McCain are insisting we get involved in that crap in Syria which would be another RINO F-UP.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 5:31:50 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: LibertyLA
Bump. You know you are in deep trouble when you find yourself trying to pacify a barbarian land that Rudyard Kipling wrote melancholy poetry about... If the British at the height of their empire couldn't do it, and the merciless Soviet war machine couldn't do it, then guaranteed our ambivalent, politically crippled efforts won't get any further.
9 posted on 03/14/2012 5:33:26 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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>> Lindsey Graham blasts Newt

Newt’s bona fides just went up!


10 posted on 03/14/2012 5:35:10 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: puppypusher

Has there ever been a war, John Mccain didn’t want to start?


11 posted on 03/14/2012 5:36:26 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: jakerobins

Maybe Twinkle toes should go over there and get shot at while taking commands form NATO weenies.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 5:39:47 PM PDT by mylife
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To: jakerobins

Wasn’t Lindsey a part of Newt’s Class of 1994? I wonder what Newt knows about him, probably what Pelosi knows about Newt.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 5:40:38 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Mathematically, it's all over, says Mittens. I'm pretty sure the people will again let us down.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
If the British at the height of their empire couldn't do it, and the merciless Soviet war machine couldn't do it

The latter tends to be forgotten by the people advocating staying there and 'trying harder'.

It's been interesting to watch the vocal majority of Freepers finally come around to Ron Paul's position on the futility of this adventure in Afghanistan (hundreds of lives and billions in debt later, of course). I guess they're all 'nuts' now too.

14 posted on 03/14/2012 5:42:32 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: hinckley buzzard

There’s a job that needs doing in DC
Civilian control of the military is highly overrated


15 posted on 03/14/2012 5:45:51 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: jakerobins

There’s no nation-building boondoggle that can last too long or cost too much money to satisfy the likes of Grahamnesty and McAmnesty.

Let someone else spend hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars (borrowed against their grandchildren’s incomes) and lose thousands of brave troops to try to bring these barbarians from the 7th into the 8th century.

Newt is right—we need to get out.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 5:52:58 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: jakerobins
Wow, what a stern thing to say from Missy.....

Newt's positives just went up in my book :) On the serious side, I trust Newt more to get in to revamp our goals/if need out, then leave. By the way, this is the very theme that Romney used when ask about the Speaker's comments of leaving that region. Memo of the talking points are out.

17 posted on 03/14/2012 5:54:07 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Rome2000
I am no foreign policy dove by any means, but somehow we need to get the cold clear light of reality to shine in on the policymakers in State and the Pentagon. They seem to be living in a through-the-looking-glass world.
18 posted on 03/14/2012 5:55:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Theodore R.

Yep...and Linds has said that the plan to take out Newt was started in his office! It’s clear that he wants RINO Romney as President so he can be AG because he is toast(as a Senator) in 2014!


19 posted on 03/14/2012 6:04:02 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Travis McGee

“Send Lightloafered Lindsey over to A-stan.

Let him patrol the place until all the savages see the light.”
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In addition to being a corrupt CINO, Little Lindsey has always been a REMF (in case you don’t know, the RE stands for Rear Echelon—I’ll let you figure out what the MF stands for) who is always willing to expend somebody else’s blood and treasure so he can appear tough.

The latest example of this is the jihad he and McCain are waging to have us bomb Syria. Both twerps have absolutely no idea what the REAL story is there.


20 posted on 03/14/2012 6:41:44 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: jakerobins

“Yep...and Linds has said that the plan to take out Newt was started in his office! It’s clear that he wants RINO Romney as President so he can be AG because he is toast(as a Senator) in 2014!”
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You can say that again, Brother. And he KNOWS it.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 6:43:28 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Travis McGee

“Send Lightloafered Lindsey over to A-stan.

Let him patrol the place until all the savages see the light.”

Wanna see how fast a “lightloafer” can run ?


22 posted on 03/14/2012 7:12:12 PM 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: hinckley buzzard

The critical question is, What possible “job” could we hope to “finish” in Afghanistan at this point? Our work there is done. We have nothing left to accomplish. We should call it a day and bring the troops home.
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I’ll say that I’ve been about an 80% Bush 43 fan. I’ve disagreed with his NCLB, amnesty and nation building.

There is NO reason for the US to spend hundreds of billions of dollars and blood to attempt to change the cultures of foreign countries! Stay out of the notion of trying to take “democracy” to foreign countries that don’t necessarily seek such. Leave them alone to govern as they wish.

Likewise, get the hell out of the United Nations and get the United Nations out of the US! The UN is now nothing but a farce and yet the US is paying about 25-30% of its operating costs. Stop it!

Also, adopt Rick Perry’s idea of zero based foreign aid and don’t give any to a country that has a regime or philosophy that is anti-America or anti-Israel.

A very large portion of the monetary savings from such actions could be used to significantly reduce the national deficit and ensure we have a viable military.

Sorry for the long ramble, but I just couldn’t stop.


23 posted on 03/14/2012 9:25:45 PM PDT by octex
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To: jakerobins

The elite are not going to permit any job to be completed in Afghanistan from an American-American point of view. Before we get out, we will have progressed to demand the conversion of US soldiers to Islam. They’ll have the women in burkas.


24 posted on 03/14/2012 9:29:20 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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