Mark Steyn: McCain, Graham ‘Mercurial Figures,’ ‘Not Helpful to the Republican Party Cause’

1 Posted by - March 8, 2013 - Big Brother, Conspiracies & Scandals, Military, Nanny State, Police State, Politics, Radio & Podcasts, Social Issues

On his Thursday radio show, conservative talker Hugh Hewitt discussed both South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s dismissive reaction to Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s Wednesday filibuster with National Review columnist Mark Steyn.

Graham had noted that there wasn’t much opposition to the use of drones when President George W. Bush was in power and using them overseas. But Steyn explained that he had been uncomfortable not only with the use of drones domestically — as Paul was objecting to — but also to their use in war zones, which he said weren’t in the United States’ best interest.

“I’d like to speak to that, because I’m not, you said the people who are at ease with the use of drones in Waziristan and Yemen, and not at home,” Steyn said. “I’m not actually all that comfortable about the expansion of their use overseas. I think in a psychological sense, it fits into al Qaida and the broader Muslims’ worldview of the West, which is that we are technologically advanced, but that we are deficient in a kind of moral fiber and that the sort of antiseptic drone strike that hovers above your Waziristani village, and then takes out the bad guy — but also takes out 27 members of the wedding party across the street, that somehow that actually — I’m not persuaded that that is, that the reliance on drones is in the long term strategic interest of the United States.”

CONTINUED at The Daily Caller. Video at link.

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