Check out Political Wire’s Quote of the Day:
“I don’t know how many people have died as we wait to do something. Thank God for strong women in the Obama administration.”
— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by NBC News, on how it was President Obama’s female advisers that prevailed in arguments to take military action in Libya.
Here’s more from the item that came from:
NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reported Saturday night on the internal debate about the decision to go into Libya. “In the end, it became the women foreign policy advisers against the men. Although Hillary Clinton initially resisted the idea of a no-fly zone, she was persuaded at the beginning of this week by the Arab League’s endorsement of military action, and she had intense meetings with the Arab League leaders and a Libyan opposition leader this week. She actually joined U.N. ambassador Susan Rice and two other women in the National Security Council, who had been arguing for some time for more aggressive action in persuading the president on Tuesday. This is a rare instance, by the way, of Clinton going up against Defense Secretary Bob Gates and the National Security Adviser Tom Donilon among other men in the White House who were much more cautious about this.”
To that point, here was more Lindsey Graham on FOX: “I don’t know how many people have died as we wait to do something. Thank God for strong women in the Obama administration.”
Presumably, since he’s for strong women, Lindsey won’t get any overwrought letters from Eleanor Kitzman…
How can anyone take this man seriously? Given his callous attitude toward American soldiers when it comes to senseless invasions of other countries or basic health care for all citizens his comment: “I don’t know how many people have died as we wait to do something” just shows him for the opportunist that he is. This is just a play to gain his conservative bonafides. He doesn’t give a damn about innocent life. Every time I read something this bombastic blowhard utters it just makes me sick to my stomach.