Steve Benen On Republicans: “The Thank America Last Crowd”
Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham issued a joint statement on the Libyan situation, making sure not to thank America upfront, and, eventually, to blame the United States for not doing more sooner.
Americans can be proud of the role our country has played in helping to defeat Qaddafi, but we regret that this success was so long in coming due to the failure of the United States to employ the full weight of our airpower.
We can argue about whether going into Libya is good foreign policy, but to then carp about why it wasn’t done faster isn’t something they would be doing if there were a Republican in the White House.
McCain and Graham “commend” everyone except the United States military, and then, even while applauding the developments, take yet another shot at the Obama administration.
These two just can’t bring themselves put aside petty partisan sniping, even when they’re thrilled by the fall of a dictator.Click here for reuse options!
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