Our corporate media continues to help Republicans beat the drums for more war. The producers of CBS's Face the Nation knew exactly what they were getting when they booked BFFs John McCain and Lindsey Graham to weigh in on what the United States should be doing about ISIS. Surprise, surprise! They want U.S. ground troops.
And someone please explain to me what makes these two "key Republicans when it comes to foreign policy," which is how they were described by host John Dickerson?
Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), a GOP presidential candidate, says it does not matter if the American people are “ready” to go to war with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“They better be [ready], because if you don’t destroy ISIL in Syria, which is their headquarters, we’re going to get attacked at home,” Graham said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
“I cannot stress to you how urgent it is that we destroy ISIL,” he added, using an alternate acronym for the terror group. “Every day that goes by that they hold millions of people under their sway is a bad day for us, because they’re going to hit us at home if we don’t put them on the run.” [...]
Graham advocated deploying 10,000 American troops to the region, in addition to a much larger coalition force comprised of several nations.