December 3rd, 2010
07:01 PM ET
12 years ago

Graham favors permanent Afghan bases

Washington (CNN) - A U.S. Senator is calling for permanent U.S. presence in Afghanistan.

Senator Lindsey Graham, (R) South Carolina, said in an interview airing on CNN's Parker Spitzer on Friday night that an enduring military relationship and permanent U.S. installations in Afghanistan would benefit both countries

Filed under: Afghanistan • Lindsey Graham
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  1. Avery

    Graham is a nut case and should be impeached. Remove all troops from Middle East. Surrounding countries have enough arms to take care of any problem.

    Another Republican right wing nutcase!

    December 3, 2010 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  2. Patrick from Minnesota

    What we really ought to do is eliminate some 50% of our military bases, with specific emphasis on those in foreign countries already with more than one or two. We're not the word's enforcer people. If we were, we miserably failed.

    December 3, 2010 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  3. Chris

    uh...that will cost more money!!!

    December 3, 2010 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  4. Bessy

    Another Republican idiot !

    December 3, 2010 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  5. 911C2

    I love Parker/Spitzer on CNN. Eliot Spitzer is fantastic for his direct statements relative to his guests and their posture/stand on issues. For example, this evening while interviewing Sen. Lindsey Graham. Spitzer was excellent in his questions to Sen. Graham. Eliot is great and Kathleen is equally inquisitive in her questioning and comments with guests. I love this program and hopes it stays on CNN.

    December 3, 2010 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  6. welches, oregon

    yea, lets keep the killing going forever and ever. Republicants ARE terrorists!

    December 3, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  7. Paul Tolson

    Governor Spitzer.....I don't always agree with you, but i am so proud of you for your handling of Senator Lindsey Graham and his wanting permanent bases in Afganistan (sp)......You need to run for President or Senate. We desparately need someone with some intelligence in Washington D>C> What a bunch of idiots running our government!

    December 3, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    ONLY after we get START, unemployment extension, taxes back to 2000 for over %1 million a year, and DADT passed, AND McPamper locked up in an old people's home for alzheimers..

    Deal with it. We can't afford everything the republicans "WANT". Our country needs nuclear safety, jobs here in the USA, and fewer ignorant republicans in Washington, DC.

    December 3, 2010 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  9. Joseph Agunbiade

    Republicans, how is the permanent base going to be paid for? Hypocrites! Jesus had words for you (Matt. 23). You design the outward appearance of corpse, while stinking on the inside.

    December 3, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  10. Darth Vadik, CA

    Well as long as Graham wears the uniform and mans the base himself, I'm all for it 🙂

    December 3, 2010 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  11. Craig

    It would NOT benefit us. It would be a collosal waste of money and armed service resources.

    Why do Republicans think we need to occupy every country? Aren't we helping to train their security forces so we can get the hell out?

    I have an idea. Let's send all Republican politicians and pundits to Afghanistan indefinitely?

    December 4, 2010 01:17 am at 1:17 am |

    Let's hope this warmonger gets defeated. Although the GOP nut jobs in SC will probably elect someone even worse.

    December 4, 2010 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  13. Marconi Darwin

    Lindsey Graham needs to explain how he's going to pay for it. Journalist should tear into him till he explains how he'll fund it

    December 4, 2010 03:18 am at 3:18 am |
  14. Peter E

    Ok... Put your money where your mouth is! Where is the funding for this going to come from?

    December 4, 2010 04:23 am at 4:23 am |
  15. Hall for President

    When will Lindsey Graham move to afghanistan to do his fair share of work, kill or be kill, he can do it. He do not look like the type to hold a gun much let fight. I think Senator Graham should head up those US Bases. I think he should go over there and spend 4 years.....even though he wouldn't last 1 weeks and then tell us WHY IN THE HELL WE ARE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. I think he should be the one to notify the parents of fallen soldiers that their child is dead. Do you think he would change his tune? How many children do Graham have over there now?

    December 4, 2010 06:05 am at 6:05 am |
  16. John Boehner is the dumbest person to become speaker

    You have to kidding. The GOP war machine just does not get it.

    December 4, 2010 06:44 am at 6:44 am |