The Lindsey Graham Quote of the Day

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
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.

Advertisement

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

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Dec. 17 2014 12:27 PM Listen to Our Ultimate Holiday Playlist Holiday tracks for the season, exclusively for Slate Plus members.