Below is a follow-up on my earlier post about U.S.-supported sharia law as it applies to the burning of the Koran. I didn’t think it could get any worse, but it has.
I’ll forego commentary on this news story, except for two brief notes:
|1.||To Senator Graham: We are not in a war. President Obama says we’re not. It’s an Overseas Contingency Operation. Or maybe a Kinetic Engagement. Or perhaps a Man-Caused Discharge of Explosive Projectiles. But not a “war”.|
|2.||To readers of The Weekly Standard and National Review: This man is a Republican. Deal with it.|
Graham: Explore Limits on Quran Burnings
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a military lawyer, is the first member of Congress to say the legislature needs to explore the possibility, however unlikely, of limiting some kinds of free speech — like Terry Jones’ Quran burning — that help America’s enemies.
“I wish we could find a way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war,” he told CBS’s Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation.”
“During World War II, we had limits on what you could do if it inspired the enemy,” Graham said, adding that he wanted to do “anything we can to push back here in America against acts like this that put our troops at risk.”
Graham also continued his attack on President Barack Obama’s decision to pull back in Libya saying, it “comforted” Col. Muammar Qadhafi and ensured a “stalemate” in Libya.
Instead, he urged “taking the fight to Tripoli” — targeting Qadhafi’s inner circle and arming the rebels with tank-killing missiles.
“Well, you certainly made some news,” Schieffer quipped after the five-minute interview.
Hat tip: heroyalwhyness.