Laura Ingraham Cautions Against ‘Forever Wars’ After Lindsey Graham Calls To Bomb Iran
The Fox News host Laura Ingraham is fighting back against politicians trying to push America toward another “forever war” in Iran and the Middle East at large.
“Now, let me be blunt here – as I always am – but we need to make sure that the justified retribution campaign led by Israel against Hamas does not turn into the U.S. being thrown into another forever war – this time with Iran,” she warned on Thursday’s edition of “The Ingraham Angle.”
Ingraham’s comments were in response to a shocking statement made by war hawk Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who insisted that the best way to proceed following the terrorist attacks against Israel was to conduct bombing operations against oil refineries in Iran.
“I would bomb Iran’s oil infrastructure,” Graham said in an interview with CNN. “The money financing terrorism comes from Iran.”
Host Abby Phillips inquired whether the South Carolina lawmaker would want the United States and Israel to bomb Iran “even in the absence of direct evidence.”
“Yes,” Graham unflinchingly responded. “I would do a joint military operation. I’d tell the Iranians today, ‘If the war escalates, you will pay a price.'”
CNN: “You are saying, that you want the United States and Israel to bomb Iran even in the absence of direct evidence of their involvement in this attack?”
LINDSEY GRAHAM: “You got it… Yeah”
— ALX ? (@alx) October 12, 2023
Ingraham: Tap The Breaks On War With Iran
Ingraham continued to chastise Senator Graham as she introduced his colleague from Tennessee, Senator Bill Hagerty, to the show.
“Senator Graham has also said that this is a ‘holy war’. When I start hearing that, I get concerned,” Ingraham rightly expressed.
“If you listen to what Lindsay Graham is saying, this seems to be moving into a much wider campaign,” she told Hagerty, who had pivoted to discussing Israel’s right to defend itself.
A right very few rebuke.
VIDEO – Laura Ingraham Rebukes Lindsey Graham for Pushing ‘Another Forever War – This Time with Iran’ https://t.co/MPdiIIFHGR
— Grabien (@GrabienMedia) October 13, 2023
Graham Was Calling For War With Russia Too
This isn’t the first time that Ingraham has hit back at Graham for his repeated default war stance.
He was heavily criticized by members of his own party back in March of 2022 when he almost immediately responded to the war in Ukraine by calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin to be assassinated.
Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military?
The only way this ends is for somebody in Russia to take this guy out.
You would be doing your country – and the world – a great service.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) March 4, 2022
Ingraham called those comments “dangerous and stupid.”
“I don’t know why a sitting U.S. senator would be tweeting that out, it seems really dangerous and stupid to say that,” she commented. “And we like Lindsey Graham, but that’s just a stupid comment.”
Ingraham: I don’t know why a sitting US Senator would be tweeting that out. It seems really dangerous and stupid and we like Lindsey Graham but that’s just a stupid comment pic.twitter.com/yp7ks3tYMC
— Acyn (@Acyn) March 4, 2022
He has expressed support for bombing drug cartels in Mexico and enthusiastically supported the Iraq War.
If Graham had his way, the United States would be fighting wars on about half-a-dozen different fronts throughout the world.
Fox News host Jesse Watters previously called Graham and his fellow Republicans out on the one battle that they don’t seem to vehemently support – defending Donald Trump and his supporters.
Lindsey gives bs answer after bs answer, but Watters kept pushing back.
Great job, Jesse! pic.twitter.com/4VWSSfM1Pp
— Alex Bruesewitz ?? (@alexbruesewitz) August 9, 2022
Watters took him to task shortly after the FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, suggesting that Graham isn’t nearly as mad about the weaponization of the federal government against political opponents as he has been about other things, such as the war in Ukraine.
“I love having you on, Lindsay. You know, you and I have debated about things and I’ve seen you pretty spitting mad over Ukraine,” Watters said. “But you don’t seem as mad … about this.”
“I don’t understand why people aren’t out in the streets,” he added.
If he could bomb the streets, we’re sure Graham would be the first to sign up.
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