Senator Lindsey Graham joined Brian Kilmeade this morning on The Brian Kilmeade Show and expressed worry we do not have the right generals with the right mindset to deal with Syria. Graham also worries about any military action against Syria not being decisive enough to make Assad pay a big price which in turn will make America pay a big price.
Senator Graham also discussed James Comey's upcoming book tour and said the common theme when it comes to Comey is he always wants to be the hero who has been vindictive and believes if Comey really felt President Trump is as bad as he claims then "why didn't he quit?"
Plus, find out why Senator Lindsey Graham said "Michael Cohen is an idiot"
SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM ON BEING WORRIED WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE THE RIGHT GENERALS WITH THE RIGHT MINDSET; THEY WORRY ABOUT IRAQ TO THE POINT THAT IT ALMOST PARALYZES US
SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM: I'm worried whether or not we have the right generals with the right mindset. I like Gen. Dunford but Sen. McCain and I have had a lot of frustration with the military over the last 4 or 5 years when it comes to Syria. Gen. Dempsey made it look like that if he did anything against Assad that you're gonna create WWIII. We had Assad on the ropes, we backed off, Iran and Russia came to his aide and he was very vulnerable. We've got a generation of military leaders who, I think, worry about Iraq to the point that it almost paralyzes us. So here's the problem. If the president is given military options that do not make Assad pay a big price, we're gonna pay a big price.
SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM ON THE BRIAN KILMEADE SHOW: WORRIED ABOUT THE TIMELINE FOR STRIKING SYRIA "I HAVE NO FRIGGIN' IDEA WHAT'S GOING ON" and GIVING ASSAD ANOTHER PASS
BRIAN KILMEADE: I want you to try to read between the lines of Secretary of Defense Mattis yesterday.
AUDIO CLIP, SEC. MATTIS: I believe there was a chemical attack and we are looking for the actual evidence, the OPCW, the organization for the chemical weapons convention, we are trying to get those inspectors in probably within the week.
BRIAN KILMEADE: Are we waiting for these guys to get in and evaluate?
SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM: I have no friggin' idea what's going on. I am on the phone because I am worried. I like the fact that the British will be with us. I like the fact that the French will be with us. What I'm worried about is what are going to do and when are we going to do it. by now they've moved everything they're worried about probably into the Russian part of the air base. The Russians are helping Assad move his high value assets around. Time does matter. It's right to plan, it's right to get everybody on the same sheet of music but eventually you've got to act and we're days into this and what I'm worried about is that we're going to give Assad another pass, that we're going to go light.
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