January 7th, 2011
10:34 AM ET

Graham vs. the Taliban

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham responds to the Taliban's allegations that the United States wants to occupy Afghanistan forever.


Filed under: Daily Developments • Taliban
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    I agree with you Humphreymason. This guy John is most likely the phony boy using other peoples names. As you can see he uses my name and quite often. I wish this person would understand that the Afghan people do not want to be ruled by these Islamic terrorists and all we are doing is helping them to kill or capture the Taliban and their terrorist allies and help them become a state with a government elected by the people. We are not there to occupy any land or steal any resources.

    January 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. pashtun boy

    I am an afghan pashtun i 100% agree withe Mr Graham he is right.we well saport him.

    January 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      If you're an Afghan Pashtun,then you're a Quisling for supporting Lindsey Graham. This Lindsey Graham is nothing but a right-wing thugs working for the MIC(military-industrial-complex) who wants to get their hands on Afghanistan's mineral resources!

      January 8, 2011 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
      • John

        Sorry,I meant right-wing thug instead of thugs above since there's only one Lindsey Graham.

        January 8, 2011 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
      • John

        Yes John,we get the picture. I agree with you about Lidsey Graham. He is a jerk!

        January 8, 2011 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Yes John,we get the picture. I agree with you about Lidsey Graham. He's a jerk!

        January 8, 2011 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
      • Humphreymason

        Senator Graham doesn't have bad motives, he's one of the most truthful guys in the senate. And were not in Afgahanistan for resources.

        January 8, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
      • Sanity

        Just where do you get the idea that we're not in Afghanistan for it's resources,Humphreymason? Of course we are!!!

        January 8, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Your an idiot phony boy, he clearly said it would be up to the Afghan government if we were to have permanent bases in Afghanistan! We will do all we can to stop these Anti-Christ Islamic extremists from gaining power once again in Afghanistan so give it up phony boy!

    January 7, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Not living in the 6th century!

      January 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Better yet why don't you just try to live in the 21st century?

      January 7, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sanity

    This Senator Linsey Graham is the exact symbol of everything in Washington that's wrong: a depressed economy,two needless wars,unnecessary military spending,the closing of our schools and libraries,etc.

    January 7, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Aren't all Republicans that way,.Sanity? They are and so are the ignorant,hateful Tea Partiers. It appears that all the liberals and moderates have been programmed out thanks to the MIC(military-industrial-complex)!!!

      January 7, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        We are not there for any profit! Any natural resources would go to prop up Afghanistan's economy! We are there to help Afghanistan to become a modern state that would be allied against Islamic extremism! I guess that you phony boy would rather live under sharia laws where they punish people without mercy for even the minor crimes and also no crime at all, just freedom of religion which is punishable by death!

        January 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Andrew Lubin

    Well, when 2x you say we need permanent bases in Afghanistan, why would the Taliban not accuse the US of wanting to occupy the country? Words have meanings, and it's a shame politicians don't seem to understand the consquences.

    January 7, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Quite right,Andrew. The real intention of the right-wing thugs in Washington is to exploit Afghanistan's mineral resources and build a Central Asian empire rings true. At least Sen.Graham is honest about it.

      January 7, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |