Lindsey Graham: Tired of Complaints About Libya
Lindsay Graham doesn't like the president going easy on Qaddafi, and he doesn't like Republicans complaining about the cost of going into Libya.
"We made mistakes in Iraq, and to my fellow Republican friends, nobody complained about the cost of Iraq or Afghanistan on our watch," he told Piers Morgan. "I'm really tired of hearing people talking about 'it costs too much.'"
NBC's Jim Maceda, reporting from Tripoli, says Qaddafi is surely excited over the president's speech.
They're looking much more themselves: much more bellicose, much more defiant in the past 24 hours. I would think, it's an educated guess but I would say that Gaddafi, after hearing that speech, of course it wasn't on Libyan TV but anyone with satellite television could have watched it, that the regime now is feeling a lot better. That they're feeling that they dodged a bullet.
If NATO's taking over, they like that. They've got much better relations with NATO than with the United States in general. And they love the idea that the US position as stated by Obama is that they're not looking for regime change. Soon as he heard that, I'm sure Gaddafi was quite excited. He thinks he can probably negotiate his way out of this as he has over the past 41 years in other situations.