February 2, 2015

If there's one thing we've come to count on from Sen. Lindsey Graham, it's that if someone is willing to stick a microphone in front of the man's mouth and allow him on television, he's going to be pushing to get the United States involved in escalating yet another military conflict, and this Sunday's Face the Nation was no exception.

Graham: 10K US boots on the ground needed to stop ISIS in Syria:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is considering a 2016 presidential bid, said on Sunday it would require 10,000 American "boots on the ground" to stop the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria.
Coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria won't destroy the group, but do help in some regard, Graham said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Graham said U.S. forces in Syria should be accompanied by a regional force of Arab nations.

But, he said, "we cannot successfully defeat ISIL on the ground in Syria with the Free Syrian Army and regional coalitions of Arab nations until you deal with Assad because he will kill anybody that comes in there that tries to defeat ISIL."

Graham said Iraq and Syria were the best platforms from which to launch another attack on the U.S. since 9/11. If ISIS is not stopped, he added, "you'll see a Paris on steroids pretty soon."

Be afraid! Be very afraid! Someone please explain to me how dropping more bombs on people's heads is going to mean there are less people who want to come to the United States and commit acts of terrorism.

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