As Congress debates whether or not we want to go to war with yet another Middle Eastern state for reasons that are shaky at best, we should check in from time to time and see how our Congresspeople are doing with such a weighty question. Senator Lindsay Graham weighed in a town hall meeting about why we need to fight against a regime that can’t even hold its own against a ragtag group of militias.
If the United States doesn’t deal with Syria, Graham promised Iran would acquire a nuclear weapon by 2014, the King of Jordan would be deposed and Israel would start preparing to protect itself.
“I believe that if we get Syria wrong, within six months — and you can quote me on this,” Graham said, pausing for dramatic effect. “There will be a war between Iran and Israel over their nuclear program.”
But it wouldn’t even end there, Graham surmised. Undoubtedly, he said ominously, the Iranians would share its nuclear technology with U.S. enemies.
“My fear is that it won’t come to America on top of a missile, it’ll come in the belly of a ship in the Charleston or New York harbor,” he said.
Yes, kids, either we bomb Syria now or nukes! New York! Mushroom Clouds! Dog and cats, living together!
It’s a wonder the old coot didn’t throw in a paragraph or three about Fluoride and how we need to keep our bodily fluids pure.
World’s Greatest Deliberative Body, everyone… God help us all.