Sunday, 23 October 2011

The Complete Set

Senator Lindsey Graham is a worthless, bloodthirsty warmonger.  I don't think I've mentioned him before here, but that's only because he's one third of the American Worthless Bloodthirsty Warmonger Olympic team, and is the least interesting of all three since he neither sold his soul and decency to try to become President, or attempted to block legislation he supported six months earlier and that would save the lives of tens of thousands of Americans just to say "fuck you" to his previous party.

So congratulations, L Grizzle!  You've finally gotten yourself on here by being such a vicious, mindless grave-robber that I couldn't ignore you any more!
If we could have kept American air power in the fight it would have been over quicker. Sixty-thousand Libyans have been wounded, 3,000 maimed, 25,000 killed. Let’s get in on the ground. There is a lot of money to be made in the future in Libya. Lot of oil to be produced. Let’s get on the ground and help the Libyan people establish a democracy and a functioning economy based on free market principles.
Note the swivel here.  Literally immediately noting how many thousands of Libyans have been killed or injured in their struggle against a repressive regime, Lindsey recommends the US sends in people to start making money.

I'd also like to add my utter amazement at the idea that an increased military presence by the Americans would have led to fewer civilian casualties. 

I'll grant Gadaffi might have fallen faster with an increased US role.  That would also be true had the States simply nuked Tripoli.  There is no doubt in my mind that whether or not Graham would have signed up for that approach would depend entirely on whether a nuclear explosion would have contaminated the surrounding crude.

1 comment:

lyndagb said...

This reminded me of Bush's speach on the eve of invading Iraq (we'd all stayed up to watch it on the common room TV in the wee hours) when he urged the people of Iraq not to set fire to their oil wells. The cries of shock in the room meant we missed the next couple sentences!