WATCH: Lindsey Graham Flips Out Over Obama’s ‘Delusional’ ISIS Plan

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has been pushing for aggressive action against ISIS and warning about the terrorist group’s threat to the homeland, on Sunday seemed unable to deal with President Obama’s Middle East policy any longer.

“It’s going to take an army to beat an army, and this idea we’ll never have any boots on the ground to defeat them in Syria is fantasy, and all this has come home to roost over the last three years of incompetent decisions,” Graham said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s delusional in the way they approach this.”

As Graham continued to bash Obama’s plan to defeat ISIS, he became more and more heated.

“There is no way in hell you can form an army on the ground to go into Syria to destroy ISIL without a substantial American component,” he said.

“This is a war we’re fighting! It is not a counter-terrorism operation,” he continued. “This president needs to rise to the occasion before we all get killed back here at home.”

Watch the clip via Raw Story:

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  1. what a fucking moron

  2. From Wikipedia on Miss Lindsey’s illustrious service from his bio…
    Just for elucidation:

    "In 1998, according to the Congressional daily newspaper The Hill, Graham was describing himself on his website as an Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm veteran. In reality, he never left South Carolina. Graham responded “I have not told anybody I’m a combatant,” he said. “I’m not a war hero, and never said I was. I never intended to lie. If I have lied about my military record, I’m not fit to serve in Congress,” further noting that he “never deployed.”

    In 2004, Graham received a promotion to Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve at a White House ceremony officiated by President George W. Bush.

    Graham served in Iraq as a reservist on active duty for short periods during April and two weeks in August 2007, where he worked on detainee and rule-of-law issues. He also served in Afghanistan during the August 2009 Senate recess."

  3. Was Scarlett’s “flip out” a hissy fit or a conniption fit?

  4. Avatar for mkolb mkolb says:

    Just waiting for Lindsey to put his own boots on the ground (ha)

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