Unsurprisingly, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) thinks bombs are the solution to our problems in Libya:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday NATO and the administration should wage an all-out bombing campaign on Tripoli so Col. Muammar Qadhafi 's inner circle "wake up every day wondering, ‘Will this be my last?'"
"My recommendation to NATO and to the administration is to cut the head of the snake off, go to Tripoli, start bombing Qadhafi’s inner circle, their compounds their military headquarters in Tripoli," Graham said on CNN's "State of the Union." "The way to get Qadhafi to leave is to have his inner circle break and turn on him, and that’s going to take a sustained effort through an air campaign."
This isn't an original observation, but I'm always struck by the failure of Americans to imagine the reaction of other countries to the statements of our leaders. If a high-level Iranian politician sat on TV and advocated bombing Washington, D.C., to strike fear into its leaders, Americans would be (understandably) angry at the naked display of aggression. Given our tremendous military strength -- and our clear willingness to use it -- we really shouldn't be surprised or shocked when our rhetoric inspires agitation from less friendly countries.
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