On Fox News Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) fell apart while ranting about ISIL and claimed that the terrorists are going to come to the US and kill every American.
Sen. Graham said,
This is a radical Islamic army that’s pushing the theory of a master religion, not a master race like the Nazis. This is not about bringing a few people to justice who behead the innocent in a brutal fashion. This is about protecting millions of people throughout the world from a radical Islamic army. They are intending to come here, so I will not let this president suggest to the American people we can outsource our security, and this is not about our safety.
There is no way in hell you can form an army on the ground to go into Syria to destroy ISIL without a substantial American component, and to destroy ISIL you have to kill or capture their leaders, take the territory they hold back, cut off their financing, and destroy their capability to regenerate.
This is a war we’re fighting. It is not a counter-terrorism operation. This is not Somalia. This is not Yemen. This is a turning point in the war on terror. Our strategy will fail yet again. This president needs to rise to the occasion before we all get killed back here at home.
Sen. Graham proclaimed Obama’s strategy to be a failure because it doesn’t involve sending American combat troops to die in Syria and Iraq. Lindsey Graham’s comments reveal that he is a bigger threat to American security and the lives of Americans that ISIL. Experts agree that ISIL doesn’t have the capacity to invade the United States. Intelligence experts are uncertain about the degree of threat that ISIL poses. The number of ISIL fighters ranges from 10,000-31,500.
One thing is certain is the US sent combat troops to Iraq or Syria, Muslim extremists would view this decision as a call to arms, and the number of ISIL fighters would grow even more rapidly. In one very specific way, Lindsey Graham shares a common goal with the terrorists. Both Sen. Graham and ISIL want to use fear to create more war.
Lindsey Graham’s rant was borderline emotionally unstable. ISIL isn’t going to come to the United States and kill every American, but Graham could get thousands of young Americans killed by pushing for combat troops to be sent to Iraq and Syria. Sen. Graham is a danger to his country.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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