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Lindsey Graham: Fighting A War With North Korea Would Be ‘Worth It’


By Tyler Durden | 3 March 2018

ZERO HEDGE — Before he was pushed out of the West Wing, former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said in a purportedly unauthorized interview that what President Trump recently referred to as “phase two” – the dreaded “military option” for confronting North Korea – would inevitably lead to millions of casualties on the South Korean side of the DMZ. And that would be from conventional weapons alone.

And, as noted earlier, after a brief detente that saw the US and North Korea purportedly move closer to dialogue courtesy of the South Korea Olympics, the bellicose rhetoric that had become a near-daily presence in US media headlines is set to make a comeback. And who better to kick things off than Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina senator, former Trump antagonist, and perennial cheerleader for US military intervention virtually everywhere.

Graham told CNN during a brief interview that the devastating collateral damage caused by a US military strike against North Korea would be “worth it.”

“All the damage that would come from a war would be worth it in terms of long-term stability and national security,” the Republican senator from South Carolina told CNN. “I’m completely convinced that President Trump and his team reject the policy of containment… They’ve drawn a red line here and it is to never let North Korea build a nuclear-tipped missile to hit America.”

In another absurd claim, Graham claims that Americans shouldn’t worry about the deadly consequences of a targeted strike in North Korea, because all of the violence and killing will be unfolding over there. […]

1 Comment on Lindsey Graham: Fighting A War With North Korea Would Be ‘Worth It’

  1. would it be too much to ask that lindsey graham get in uniform, run down to the armory, grab a chinese made rifle and show up in korea on the front line? i’m just sayin’. who ever postures for war in the house and senate should have to show up to their war and show us their skills and commitment.

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