Obama has not argued, as far as I know, that we must attack Syria to send a signal to Iran, but his faithful Republican water boy Lindsey Graham is running with this point. In any case, it is ridiculous. Striking Syria to send a signal to Iran will only signal to the Iranians that we don't have the courage to take on Iran itself, and so are picking on their vastly weaker client state. And if Charleston Harbor is really so threatened, we should be protecting Charleston Harbor and other U.S. ports, not going to war in Syria.
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (CBS Charlotte/AP) — South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’s convinced that Syrian President Assad used chemical weapons on his own people.
Graham told reporters in Goose Creek on Tuesday that taking action against Syria in response to the situation is not a question of yes or no, but rather a question of bad or worse choices.
He says if there is no U.S. response, Iran will not believe America’s resolve to block Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Graham also says those nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists could result in a bomb coming to Charleston Harbor.
He says he’s working to convince South Carolinians weary of war that the situations in Syria and Iran are linked. Graham says Syria could destabilize the entire Middle East....