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.