August 25, 2014

Lindsey Graham shrieks about so many threats and he's always so wrong that you really have to wonder whether these Sunday talk shows are really trying to have a discussion, or simply cast characters for an ongoing Beltway sitcom. (I suspect the latter.) Via TPM:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) offered a stark warning about the ongoing threat of the Islamic terrorist group ISIS during an appearance on CNN on Sunday.

"It's about time to assume the worst," Graham said on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday.

Graham added that ISIS is no longer a minor or amateur terrorist organization.

"They're not the JV team anymore," Graham said. "They're the most prominent terrorist organization in the world but they're not the only one. They're in competition with the other terrorist groups and the gold medal will be awarded to the one that can hit America."

Graham continued that the threat posed by the group, which has prompted the United States to conduct a series of airstrikes in Iraq against the militants, should receive a proportionate response from the United States.

"We should, in my view, look at ISIL as a direct threat to the United States, a direct threat to the region that cannot be accommodated," Graham said. "We are now directly threatened by ISIL." Graham added that the response to ISIL should be proportionate to the threat the group has been posing.

Really, I'm so tired of this warmongering. Yes, any terrorist organization can hit the U.S. -- despite the years of extreme, expensive methods pushed by defense handmaidens like Lindsey Graham as the solution. I'd prefer we went back to a country that, at least on paper, put civil liberties first. If we're going to get hit, I'd rather we just learn to live with it instead of trying to turn us all into a nation of wide-eyed bed wetters.

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