Sunday, March 08, 2015


The Hill reports:
Graham: Iranian regime worse than ISIS

Potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Sunday he fears Iran more than the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“Absolutely,” he said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “It’s not even close.”
Really? Because in September, Graham said this about ISIS (emphasis added):
[T]hey’re intending to come here. So, I will not let this president suggest to the American people we can outsource our security and this is not about our safety. There is no way in hell you can form an army on the ground to go into Syria, to destroy ISIL without a substantial American component. And to destroy ISIL, you have to kill or capture their leaders, take the territory they hold back, cut off their financing and destroy their capability to regenerate.

“This is a war we’re fighting, it is not a counterterrorism operation! This is not Somalia; this is not Yemen; this is a turning point in the war on terror. Our strategy will fail yet again. This president needs to rise to the occasion before we all get killed back here at home.
So wait -- Lindsey Graham said last fall that ISIS needs to be defeated "before we all get killed back here at home." And now Graham says Iran is more dangerous than a group that he believes has the potential to kill every single living American?
What does Graham think Iran is going to do to us? Kill each of us twice?


Yastreblyansky said...

Well, but Steven, that darling Mr. Netanyahu, who has such nice manners even though he is of the Hebrew persuasion, says that Iran does not mean well by us, so what am I to think?



SW1 said...

The point of the post is that Graham heads for the fainting couch at the slightest provocation. To use your (weak ass) football analogy, it would be the same as a football coach saying to his team, "we have Seattle in week 10 and the Patriots* in week 11. How will we ever survive? The Seahawks can kill us dead, the Patriots* can kill us deader. Mercy." Not exactly a profile in courage is Senator Closet Case.

Unknown said...

Jon Stewart had a rundown of Senator Graham's meltdowns,

Grung_e_Gene said...

"A Fate Worse than a Fate Worse than Death? That's pretty bad."

Victor said...

My question is, does he bring a portable fainting-couch with him, or do the networks pull one out of the closet (no pun intended) when he's on?

Never Ben Better said...

This, from a... thing... who's proud to proclaim that he's never sent an email?

Ken_L said...

He'd make an entertaining president, you have to give him that. He could do "This week's existential threats to our nation" fireside chats every Sunday morning on Fox.

John Taylor said...

Lindsey Graham wets his pants again. Nothing new here.