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Graham: ‘Political Reconciliation In Iraq Going Better Than It Is Here At Home’

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Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) returned this week from a trip to Iraq and was “brimming with optimism.” This morning on Fox News, Graham said he wishes Washington would be more like Baghdad:

The truth is that political reconciliation in Iraq is going better there than it is here at home because of better security.

Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/02/grahamrecon.320.240.flv]

Graham’s foresight on Iraq has been repeatedly off-base. For example, in August, he said the U.S. was “kicking ass” and foresaw “breakthrough” political reconciliation “within weeks, not months.” In reality, little has been accomplished since then.

So, does Graham really want Washington to function more like Baghdad? Does he want to see one political faction assassinating the other’s officials? Politically-linked murders of judicial investigators, doctors, and politicians? Sectarian bombings of civilians trying to freely practice their religion?

(HT: Alex Koppelman)

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