Foreign Policy Stupid Party Syria

Obama’s Fault

Graham

When pressed about his previous comments that the president’s policies are “getting a lot of people killed,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said something even more ridiculous.

On Sunday, NBC’s “Meet the Press” Host Chuck Todd asked Graham if he meant to use that language.

“Is that proper rhetoric? You think the President of the United States is getting people killed?” he asked.

“I think his policies are getting people killed,” Graham responded. “Almost 300,000 people have been killed in Syria on his watch.

I was under the impression that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad was responsible for massacring his own people and transforming the country into a smoking ruin but, according to the senator, President Obama is at fault for the amount of people who’ve been killed in Syria.

Beyond the obvious, I think this highlights the delusion of conservatives and some of our foreign policy “thinkers” that nothing happens in the world without American approval or direction.

I know this may be world-shattering news to them, but other nations do, in fact, have free-agency and the ability to make their own decisions. Furthermore, they can also be responsible for those decisions.

  • bphoon

    Has anyone tallied the number of deaths in, say, Iraq that resulted from GW Bush’s policies which, I’m reminded, Lindsey Graham was four square behind? Best estimate I’ve heard is somewhere between 60,000 and 300,000. Just in Iraq.

  • muselet

    Since John McCain wasn’t on the Sunday yak shows this week, it fell to Lindsey Graham to be the voice of fear and doubt. Can’t let the rubes start thinking Barack Obama isn’t a pacifist wimp for not indiscriminately turning everything between the Mediterranean and India into a glass parking lot.

    What a waste of skin.

    –alopecia

  • Victor the Crab

    And Lindsey Graham is considering a run for President in 2016. They’re gonna need a bigger clown car just to store all their unmitigated gall.

  • ninjaf

    Gee, I wonder why radicals are so successful at painting the US as an overreaching bully?

  • aynwrong

    Is there such a thing as red meat baiting? Because that is all Graham is doing here. He is appealing to the idiots in the base of his party to protect him self from being primaryed or Tea Partied. Let’s call it idiot baiting.

    • JMAshby

      He was just reelected. I think he’s really just that batshit.

      • aynwrong

        Nah. He’s a whore. So is Brown back. They know exactly what they are doing.

  • i_a_c

    So Graham would fix it with bombs, right?

    • Nefercat

      Yeah, but then their dying would be okay because bombs are exactly the same thing as freedummm!. Who could object to us bringing them the freedum? Shoot, they’d probably call us liberators!

    • Yeah, along with ground troops, no doubt. You know, gotta feed our war machine.