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Lindsey Graham agrees, John McCain wants to stay in Iraq for 100 years

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Tonight at the RNC Senator Lindsey Graham said that future generations will use the example set by General Petraeus.   I’m just curious how he knows this.  Unless, of course, Senator McCain becomes President McCain and gets his way in ensuring we stay in Iraq for 100 years.  It’s not a defeatist who wants to end a war, and those who hung a “Mission Accomplished” banner shouldn’t be resisting the homecoming.

President Reagan once said, as brilliantly as it was transparent, “Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.”  He was right in a sense, and much more accurate about something else:  war.  What is the purpose of a war if not “to end all wars”?  Would we want to “set an example” for future generations in a way that makes them itch to fight and prove their meddle?  Senator Graham has always been a sycophant, but his comments tonight are perpetuating ignorance by masquerading as an “inspiring” speech.  I’m not saying respect those who serve, and honor their sacrifice and service.  It’s just at some point we’ve got to stop placing ourselves in history relative to the wars around us.

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