Just in case I missed it in my daily perusal of The Washington Post (and somehow I had), Sen. Graham’s office made sure I knew that, while Jeb! Bush may be calling for boots on the ground, Graham is not going to give up his status as the undisputed hawk in the field:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is readying an authorization of military force against the Islamic State that would allow the United States to attack the militant group’s allies anywhere, and with no timetables.
“ISIL is a more credible threat to our homeland than al-Qaeda,” Graham said in an interview, referring to the Islamic State by one of its other names. “We need to have an authorization of force that is not limited by geography, time, or means.”
The resolution, which Graham plans to officially introduce after the Thanksgiving recess, is being shaped and shopped around to senators on Wednesday. “No geographic limits are placed on American military or intelligence services in the fight against ISIL,” reads the outline of the in-process legislation. “No expiration date. No prohibition on sending American forces on the ground to combat ISIL. No prohibitions on the ability of the United States to disrupt online terrorist recruitment activities, online terrorist propaganda, or terrorist communications.”
All of that makes Graham’s AUMF further-reaching than any comparable ones — none of which have gotten traction in Congress….
Read the whole story here.
“We need to have an authorization of force that is not limited by geography, time, or means.”
…or funding for my largest campaign donors.
And you left an adjective off here: “undisputed hawk” Think Colonel Sanders. Think Zaxbys.
Why do these guys keep screaming about the nat’l deficit on one hand, while proposing actions that will certainly plunge us into much greater debt?
‘Cause at some point it’s better to be in debt and alive, as opposed to dead and in slightly less debt. 🙂
And all my left-leaning friends keep telling me that debts and deficits don’t matter, so I figured ¯\_(ツ)_/¯