Republican Senator Lindsey Graham Links Ukraine to – You Guessed It – Benghazi!

lindsey_graham3It’s starting to become a punchline for liberals. When all else fails, just blame it on Benghazi.  Nothing to make for dinner at home?  Benghazi!  Have a 20 page paper due by midnight?  Benghazi!  Feeling a little depressed after a long, dreary winter?  Benghazi!

And while I’m obviously not making a joke at the expense of the four Americans lives who were lost that night, I am making a joke out of the fact that it seems some Republicans will almost literally use any excuse to blame whatever’s happening on Benghazi.

Take for instance South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham who’s been quite critical of President Obama’s handling of Russia.  Graham said recently, “Stop going on television and trying to threaten thugs and dictators.  It is not your strong suit. Every time the president goes on national television and threatens Putin or anyone like Putin, everybody’s eyes roll, including mine. We have a weak and indecisive president that invites aggression.”

Which is funny considering on Bush’s watch we experienced the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history, 13 embassies were attacked and in 2008 Russia sent troops into Georgia.

So, if aggression determines weakness, President Bush was king of the weaklings.

But Graham stepped it up a notch by somehow tying in the Russian invasion of Ukraine to – Benghazi! 

Of course he did.

Graham sent this tweet out:

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Yes, that’s a real tweet.

I’m sure Putin really sat there and thought to himself, “Well, the United States didn’t bomb Libya almost two years ago after Islamic radicals attacked their embassy – I guess that means I should send troops into Ukraine!”

Though I know it won’t happen, because most reporters are cowards, I really hope that someone will ask Senator Graham that if the American deaths in Benghazi “invited” Russia to send troops into Ukraine – what American deaths prompted Russia to invade Georgia in 2008?

Russia sending troops into Ukraine has nothing to do with Obama’s policies and it damn sure doesn’t have anything to do with Benghazi.  It would be one thing if Russia hadn’t done something like this recently, but they have – in 2008, before Obama was president.  

But like always Republicans like Lindsey Graham will do anything they can to bash President Obama and ridiculously blame something on Benghazi.  Even if it makes absolutely no sense.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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