The Lindsey Graham Quote of the Day

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March 1 2011 2:10 PM

The Lindsey Graham Quote of the Day

From a scrum on the Hill earlier, as he discussed whether military options, humanitarian aid options, or any other new strategies should be discussed in Libya.

I would love to give arms to opposition forces, but I don't know who they are, and I don't know what they believe in... One thing I've learned from Afghanistan and Iraq is that you need to know who you're dealing with. There are 30 different tribes in Libya.

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This is good advice, no matter how many previous times the advice wasn't heeded.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.