Let me start by saying that I had no intention of blogging further about the gruesome murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, well at least until I watched this interview with Senator Lindsey Graham on Fox News; but will try to make it short/sweet. While I do agree with the Senator on his views about this murder – and you can watch the full interview on Youtube – the way he framed this matter in this part of the clip below tells you all you really need to know about the GOP and U.S Government’s approach towards Policy – foreign or otherwise – in the age of Trump; and it boils down to the question of Loyalty/Patronage pure & simple. Forget about this gruesome crime, the death of a human being, the question of Values/Freedom of Speech which the U.S. once upon a time championed; these are now secondary elements which may/may not count because now Respect/Loyalty is the name of the game – No Lives Matter. I wonder where they’ve learned this Loyalty approach towards policy & governance? Care to make a wild guess? One can actually argue it may well have been the lack of Loyalty/Respect that was the main reason behind the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, no?
Just a thought!