Monday, October 15, 2012

Sen. Linsey Graham: Obama's Embarrasing Thing That Happened Is Just Like Bush's Embarrassing Thing That Happened

On Face the Nation today, openly gay senator, Linsey Graham (R-SC) was invited to the show and decided to comment on the Obama Administration's handling of attacks in Libya:

“We’re going through a ‘Mission Accomplished’ moment. Eleven years after Sept. 11 [2001], Americans were attacked on Sept. 11 by terrorists who pre-planned to kill Americans. That happened, and we can’t be in denial. Particularly when there are compounds all over the Middle East that need to be legitimately protected at a level that security professionals ask for.”

I'm actually quite surprised that Graham acknowledged that the whole "Mission Accomplished" thing under Bush was actually a negative thing. I mean, I figured that bad things simply can't happen under Republican administrations by virtue of being under Republicans. So I'd figure the "Mission Accomplished" incident was not only appropriate, but also accurate even! Of course, as I've also learned, it's okay to draw attention to bad things Republicans did as long as your using it to attack Democrats.

Regardless, this is still fairly weak tea. While I would like this confusion in Libya cleared up, there is a vast difference between the Embassy attacks, and both 9/11(2001) and preemptively celebrating the end of a fricken war.

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