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  •  thanks for writing this Susan from 29 (6+ / 0-)

    I had a diary in process on this subject. The jist of that now unnecessary diary is that Graham and McCain fear losing their grip on foreign/military affairs and thus their relevance as you point out.

    When I called Lindsey Graham's office in Greenville yesterday - they weren't picking up in DC - the man who answered the phone was hysterical about Benghazi, which I told him and he calmed down long enough for me to ask him to tell Graham that there's a difference between a sober investigation of events and a witch hunt.

    I think McCain and Graham are hysterical ergo frightened that President Obama seems to have wrested the national security and foreign affairs creds out from under them. And are desperately looking for something with which to discredit him.

     The threat to them is real. It is more than a superficial threat to their authority and power. It is a major shift in diplomacy and international cultural awareness that they do not seem to understand or like.

    It is a recognition that justice and fairness in the countries we interact with - including the countries that Big Oil interacts with, is the only true solution to Al Qaeda's ability to recruit young people willing to be human bombs.   It is a recognition and acceptance that there is no possibility for political and social stability if we continue to prop up military dictatorships in order to negotiate oil contracts. It's time for these countries to have their own version of "democracy" and it's worth the risk to finally let go of the 50 year dictatorship model of Middle East countries.

     

    Finally people have gotten sick and tired of being had and taken for idiots. Mikhail Gorbachev

    by eve on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 01:09:59 PM PST

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