America’s Cato the Elder

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For the historically ignorant among  you (primarily tea party “patriots”) Cato the Elder was one of the great statesman in history.  A Senator of Rome, his diligence and downright pig-headed-ness literally saved Rome from the constant threat from Carthage.  In doing so, actions of Cato the Elder helped to create greatness that was Rome.

Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam

Lindsey Graham is stepping into the legendary shoes of Cato the Elder.  This puts him in a very small, but extremely remarkable group of statesmen whose actions are so important, they transcend time and history.

Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam

We have some nasty things going on in this country, promoted by the libertarian right who are basically cowards who don’t believe in supporting or defending our country.  Case in point is Ron Paul, who has nasty little followers who want to destroy anyone who disagrees with this insanity.

“…Republican presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul spoke out against the killing of prominent prominent al-Qaida figure Anwar al-Awlaki Friday morning.

Paul said al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamic cleric suspected of involvement in several terror plots, should have been afforded a trial as an American citizen.

“No, I don’t think that’s a good way to deal with our problems,” Paul told MSNBC. “Al-Awlaki was born here, he is an American citizen. He was never tried or charged for any crimes. No one knows if he killed anybody. We know he might have been associated with the underwear bomber. But if the American people accept this blindly and casually that we now have an accepted practice of the president assassinating people who he thinks are bad guys, I think it’s sad.”…”

Big Peace

The other day, The Pink Flamingo featured a piece about Lindsey and his determination to protect this nation.  It is becoming increasingly obvious that he is one of the few in power who believe in protecting this nation.  Unfortunately, the libertarians have taken control of the air-waves.  They don’t believe in defending our country.  (It’s a personal liberty thing).  We have enough problems with the Obama Administration, let alone dealing with the libertarian right.

Andrew Sullivan’s newest column, while skewed against GWB and factually inaccurate, shows just how bad the libertarian right is making the GOP look.

The Daily Beast

“...Support is growing in the US Congress for expanding American military action in Pakistan beyond the drone strikes that already target militants in Pakistani territory, a senior Republican senator said.

The comments by Senator Lindsey Graham, an influential Republican voice on foreign policy and military affairs, follow remarks by the top US military officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, accusing Pakistan last week of supporting the militant Haqqani network’s September 13 attack on the US embassy in Kabul.

Islamabad, which has received billions of dollars of US aid despite its reluctance to go after the Haqqani network, faces the most intense pressure to tackle militancy since it joined the US “war on terror” a decade ago.

Pakistan’s military faced withering public criticism after the United States’ unilateral raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a Pakistani garrison town in May.

A similar US operation against militant leaders in North Waziristan on the Afghan border, where American officials say the Haqqanis are based, would be another humiliation for the powerful military, which sets security and foreign policy.

Graham said in an interview with Reuters that US lawmakers might support military options beyond drone strikes that have been going on for years inside Pakistani territory.

Those options may include using US bomber planes within Pakistan. The South Carolina Republican said he did not advocate sending US ground troops into Pakistan.

“I would say when it comes to defending American troops, you don’t want to limit yourself,” Graham said. “This is not a boots-on-the-ground engagement – I’m not talking about that, but we have a lot of assets beyond drones.”…”

NY Times

“…U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that Libyans who met a team of visiting senators had expressed gratitude and want to repay the international community that rallied around Moammar Gadhafi’s opponents and played a key role in the dictator’s defeat.

The South Carolina senator traveled to Tripoli with three other Republican senators as part of the highest-profile American delegation since rebels, backed by NATO airstrikes that decimated Gadhafi’s military forces, battled their way into the capital late last month and forced Gadhafi into hiding.

“There is a desire here by the Libyan people to make sure that those who helped will get paid back,” Graham told journalists in the capital after he and the other senators — John McCain of Arizona, Mark Kirk of Illinois and Marco Rubio of Florida — toured Martyrs’ Square, formerly named Green Square and the site of frequent Gadhafi speeches.

The four U.S. lawmakers also met with the head of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, and other high-ranking officials of the group that is now governing Libya.

The senators said American companies are hoping to tap into the wealth of oil and natural resources in Libya, which under Gadhafi long faced sanctions that prohibited much business.

“I think that American investors are more than eager to come invest here in Libya and we hope and believe that they will be given an opportunity to do so,” McCain said….”

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One thought on “America’s Cato the Elder

  1. Is this article serious? You really think libertarians are making the GOP look bad? Seriously? That little nugget of intellectual feces actually made me laugh out loud. The GOP doesn’t need any help making themselves look bad. They’ve been doing a fine job of it for the better part of 15 years. Get a clue.

    This blog (and your writing) is a total joke.

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