Skip to comments.Graham says support for war waning in S.C. (R/D-S.C. Senator continues to show true colors)
Posted on 06/24/2005 4:50:47 AM PDT by The Anti-Democrat
WASHINGTON--Sen. Lindsey Graham described himself Thursday as a firm supporter of the war in Iraq from the pro-military state of South Carolina and then bluntly told Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that people in his state are beginning to rethink their support for the conflict.
Speaking at a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Republican senator told Rumsfeld: "The public views this every day, Mr. Secretary, more and more like Vietnam. ... In the last year, sir, the public support in my state has turned, and I worry about that, because that's the only way we'll ever leave before we should, is if the public loses faith in us."
"People are beginning to question, and I don't think it's a blip on the radar screen," Graham said.
At the same hearing, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East contradicted Vice President Dick Cheney's insistence that the insurgency is fading, saying the militants are as active as six months ago and more foreign fighters are flowing in all the time.
Gen. John Abizaid gave his view of the war in response to lawmakers who expressed concern about progress in Iraq and support at home.
Added Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn.: "I fear that American public opinion is tipping away from this effort."
Graham is political toast in 08. Wonder when he will realize this fact because conservatives have made it clear that he's going home as a private citizen in a few short years.
Graham is a boob! He proves it every time he opens his mouth!
Senator Graham is clearly moving to the MSM's idea of the "center". He thinks he's gonna be McCain's choice for VP in '08. He'd better be right because a lotta people in S Carolina are gonna remember this.
I'm in SC too and absolutely disagree with Graham. But then, he's a liar and I'm not surprised he's trying to mimic McCain.
Isn't he a JAG Colonel in the Army Reserves?
Liz at the AP unsurprizingly doesn't mention Rumsfeld's answer to that liberal talking point. I paraphrase.
When the wind begins blowing you have 2 choices either get up turn and go with the wind, or you can stand up face the wind and continue to you destination. That's what leadership is for.
Is Lindsey married?
Speaking more and more for his puppetmaster, Johnny McCrazy.
South Carolina Reports Waning Support for Lindsay Graham
Thomas Ravenel for US Senate.
I believe , could be wrong, that he's in the Air Force...
I cannot imagine that Graham is right about very conservative, freedom loving S. Carolina.
Flood his office with phone calls.
290 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5972 phone
Upstate Regional Office
101 East Washington Street, Suite 220
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
Midlands Regional Office
508 Hampton Street, Suite 202
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
(803) 933-0112 phone
Pee Dee Regional Office
McMillan Federal Building
401 West Evans Street, Suite 226B
Florence, South Carolina 29501
(843) 669-1505 phone
Lowcountry Regional Office
530 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Suite 202
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
(843) 849-3887 phone
Piedmont Regional Office
140 East Main Street, Suite 110
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
(803) 366-2828 phone
Golden Corner Regional Office (part-time)
135 Eagles Nest Drive, Suite B
Seneca, South Carolina 29678
He can expect a small $ contrubution from this Ohioan.
I dont think so.
He's actually a JAG in the Air Force Reserves and used to be in the unit I currently serve in. I can't wait to vote against this guy and I'm hearing everyone I know plans to do the same. - TD
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