Once again it's upside down land over at Faux "news" where Senator Huckleberry J. Butchmeup wasn't quite over the latest case of the vapors he developed following the French terrorist attacks this week.
We all knew Lindsey wasn't going to allow there to be another terrorist attack somewhere without using it as an excuse to justify our biggest foreign policy debacle in a generation, which was invading Iraq, torturing these so-called "enemy combatants" and the obstructionists in the Congress doing everything in their power to make sure that Gitmo stays open forever. Graham and his ilk continue to pretend that there's a possibility we're going to get some sort of meaningful intelligence from the people who are locked up there after they've been rotting away in a cell for over a decade with no charges and no trial.
From Fox's blog: Graham: 'Obama's Campaign Promises Getting a Lot of People Killed':
In a discussion with Martha MacCallum, Sen Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized President Obama for putting Americans in danger by not being aggressive enough in the war on terror.
Graham argued that Obama's anti-terror policies are "are getting a lot of people killed," faulting the president for withdrawing troops from Iraq and moving toward closing Guantanamo Bay based on campaign promises.
Graham said instead of interrogating terror suspects and holding them as enemy combatants, Obama is treating them as "common criminals."
"Our intelligence-gathering abilities have been compromised. The only way you can stop these attacks is to find out about them before they occur. We’re reducing our military spending at a time when we need it the most. These policies driven by President Obama of being soft and weak and indecisive are coming home to haunt us,” said Graham.
He said right now, jihadists are in an "Olympic" competition where the gold medal will go to those who can strike the American homeland.
Graham slammed Obama for refusing to acknowledge that the country faces a war against Islamic terrorists that is based on religion.
“I think he believes that strength is offensive, that he doesn’t want to be bold because he may offend somebody. It's not offensive to say that these are religious fanatics that don’t represent Islam, that have to be dealt with, they have to be killed or captured," he said.
Yeah, let's start a new Crusade. What could possibly go wrong?