Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) may be widely considered the most cartoonishly hawkish member of Congress, but we’ve got to hand it to him: He’s consistent.
Appearing on The Mike Gallagher Show on Monday, the possible presidential candidate and “illegitimate son” of John McCain said he wouldn’t release Gitmo prisoners back to the Taliban, even if it freed up a Medal of Honor recipient.
The comments referred to how, in May 2014, the Obama administration freed five Taliban members detained at Gitmo in exchange for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has repeatedly been accused of deserting his post and causing his own capture.
“I would not have done this swap for a Medal of Honor winner,” Graham pointedly said. “The end-of-hostilities argument doesn’t make sense here,” he added, referring to the administration’s claims that the war against Taliban forces has ended.
“The war is not over,” Graham repeatedly said. (Of course it’s not. It never is with him.)
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