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Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested the U.S. should consider boycotting the 2014 Olympics if Russia grants asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Do you agree with Sen. Graham?

ABC News U.S. 2013/07/17 10:53:30
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If it were up to one U.S. senator, the U.S. Olympic team won’t be going for the bronze, silver, or gold in the Winter Olympic Games in Russia in 2014.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Tuesday that the U.S. should send a clear message to Russia by boycotting the Olympic Games in Sochi next February if the country grants asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who is currently cooped up in a Moscow airport.



“I would. I would just send the Russians the most unequivocal signal I could send them,” Graham told The Hill when asked Tuesday whether the U.S. should not participate in the Games.

“It might help, because what they’re doing is outrageous,” Graham said. “We certainly haven’t reset our relationship with Russia in a positive way. At the end of the day, if they grant this guy asylum it’s a breach of the rule of law as we know it and is a slap in the face to the United States.”

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  • Pug For Huck 2013/07/23 18:24:20
    No
    Pug For Huck
    He needs to shut up and do as he's told.
  • ☆ QueenAline 2013/07/23 02:50:29
    No
    ☆ QueenAline
    The athletes who participate in these Olympics work hard, and don't deserve this...I don't agree with Lindsey Graham...he needs to focus on something that matters..not this BS
    Snowden spilled the beans on what had to be spilled..I could care less where on earth he hides...but the Olympics must not be turned into a political gain by anyone.
  • Tim Eldred 2013/07/23 02:35:47
    No
    Tim Eldred
    Seriously. BIC lighter, bag of poo, and this clown's front porch. Tell me it's not a better idea than what he came up with.
  • MisterOriginal 2013/07/23 00:08:49
    No
    MisterOriginal
    Oh my goodness. Yet another stupid idea from Lindsey Graham? Why punish the athletes???
  • NCRanger 2013/07/22 21:54:20
    No
    NCRanger
    Senator Grahamnasty is an idiot and a RINO!
  • Todd The Libertarian 2013/07/22 19:58:53
    Yes
    Todd The Libertarian
    This idiot wants to start wars all over the globe.He is owned by haliburton.
  • Texas Johnny 2013/07/22 18:48:12
    No
    Texas Johnny
    All it did in 1980 with the Summer Games and it is made America look bad because of the over reaction of Jimmy "Mr Peanut" Carter. It ruined a lot of Olympic hopes for those hundreds of American athletes who were training for years for that chance and for some it was their last shot.
    "Goober" Graham is an idiot!
  • Grizzle 2013/07/22 17:46:39
    No
    Grizzle
    I beg of you South Carolina, please vote this FOOL out of office...PLEASE!
  • oscar.bergqvist.12 2013/07/22 02:17:37
    No
    oscar.bergqvist.12
    no the olimpics are a time where countries come together
  • phoenix AFCL 2013/07/22 01:49:08
    No
    phoenix AFCL
    Graham and McCain are two of the biggest rinos there are. If Graham said the sky was blue, I would stick my head outside just to make sure. Don't know what his game is with this suggestion but I don't trust him as far as I can throw him.
  • Fashionable60s 2013/07/22 01:28:37
    No
    Fashionable60s
    +1
    Many of the sponsors are American companies that employed hundreds and thousands Americans. How about the Olympiads who have been preparing for years to compete at the Olympic games? Olympic games, further, should be politically neutral. Lindsey Graham needs to retire. He knew about NSA spying, he did not mind it, he said, and now, he's punishing the Russian for not turning over Snowden who exposed the NSA spying. The people he'll punish for the Olympic game boycott would be Americans and the American companies who sponsor the game. Putin is laughing at 0 and the weakness of 0's administration in foreign policy, NSA and the economy.
  • Marek 2013/07/22 01:28:22
    No
    Marek
    +3
    Mister Snowden is not that important to justify such boycott. Granted I consider Snowden a good man who had done what his conscience dictated him to do. If Russians grant him the asylum so be it. The US had been protecting Russian defectors for decades and this time the shoe seem to be on the other foot.
  • phoenix... Marek 2013/07/22 01:50:24
    phoenix AFCL
    +2
    Excellent point, Marek.
  • Queen B 2013/07/21 22:27:46
    No
    Queen B
    +2
    That was a stupid thing to do the last time the US boycotted the Olympics...and what did it prove...NOTHING! Little Lindsey needs to just stick to sucking on McLame's hindtit and stfu.
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2013/07/21 19:48:51
    No
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +2
    Besides the fact that Russia wouldn't give a hoot ( they would probably laugh out loud at the stupidity ), the only people to be hurt would be the American athletes who have been training forever
  • Evil=Zionist Terrorist Isra... 2013/07/21 14:17:13 (edited)
    No
    Evil=Zionist Terrorist Israel/US
    +2
    Boycott the Olympics? Americans couldn't even boycott the McDonald's menu.

    If Americans want something to boycott and protest, boycott and protest the three elements that have characterized America for a very long time now 1) An uneducated/ignorant population, 2) US Terrorism and finally 3) US Hypocrisy. Boycott and protest these Evil American traits. That's what Americans should boycott and protest.
  • phoenix... Evil=Zi... 2013/07/22 01:52:01
    phoenix AFCL
    +1
    Totally agree, my friend, especially with # 1. If that were addressed, we wouldn't have to worry about # 2 and # 3.
  • Southwestinfidel 2013/07/21 14:06:37
  • Phyllis Murphy 2013/07/21 00:53:03
    No
    Phyllis Murphy
    +2
    Am beginning to respect Putin more and more as I watch this idiot called President and our mangy geriatric old congress sitting on one thumb and sucking the other.
  • Marek Phyllis... 2013/07/22 01:31:56
    Marek
    +1
    Well said. Exactly my sentiment too.
  • phoenix... Phyllis... 2013/07/22 01:53:44
    phoenix AFCL
    +1
    You know why?... Putin is looking the statesman and BO is looking .... well ... he is looking like the community organizer that he is. BO is out of his depth and it shows. A total embarrassment by comparison.
  • Bob 2013/07/21 00:21:36
    No
    Bob
    +1
    Hey you guys got caught with your pants down, now you are all pissed. Deal with it.
  • Old Salt 2013/07/20 21:27:30
  • lisa Old Salt 2013/07/23 10:14:28
    lisa
    +1
    Bravo...Bravo...and a huge Bravo for hitting the nail on the head!!!
  • hatter 2013/07/20 20:33:42
  • norman 2013/07/20 20:09:09
    No
    norman
    +3
    Gee, doesn't it seem rather odd that such a self-proclaimed Conservative has spent so much time defending the biggest of "Big Government Programs?" And one that is so reminiscent of the old Soviet Union, at that!

    Edward Snowden proves himself to be a true patriot by his actions - and will likely pay dearly for it for the rest of his days.

    Lindsey Graham proves himself to be the true traitor by his actions - and will likely be paid highly for it for the rest of his days.

    This is how a Fascist state operates.
  • DougE 2013/07/20 17:36:58 (edited)
    No
    DougE
    +3
    We should boycott our corrupt Government! This has nothing to do with human rights atrocities or genocide, perhaps the world should boycott us for being non-transparent.
  • David 2013/07/20 15:54:37
    Yes
    David
    +1
    Oh, absolutely should exercise the kind of "smart diplomacy" epitomized by Graham (Idiot DIABLO-S.C.--Dhimmicrap In All But Label Only) and The 0 and assure that the attendance is dominated by all those countries who are royally pi$$ed off at the US for NSA spying on their citizens, businesses and governments.
  • WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB 2013/07/20 15:33:09
    No
    WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB
    +2
    Anything Graham Cracker wants, I detest.
  • DougE WannaBe... 2013/07/20 17:39:41
    DougE
    wow, supremely racist comment. I detest Lindsey Graham as well, but probably for different reasons.
  • WannaBe... DougE 2013/07/20 18:29:30
    WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB
    +1
    Graham Crackers aren't white.
  • DougE WannaBe... 2013/07/20 22:47:40 (edited)
    DougE
    +1
    really, are you that stupid that you think we don't recognize your cute little play on words? Let play this like Obama supporters, it's code for racism. I bet you don't like Faux News either right?
  • WannaBe... DougE 2013/07/21 14:37:35
    WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB
    I don't watch TV at all. It has had the effect of lowering the overall IQ of the last 3 generations, imho.

    So, whatcha watchin'?
  • Marek DougE 2013/07/22 01:38:19
    Marek
    I think, you see racism where there is none. Isn't that in itself racist? I don't know but some people may think so.
  • Marek WannaBe... 2013/07/22 01:35:59
    Marek
    +1
    They are good with Tea.
  • WannaBe... Marek 2013/07/22 12:54:35
    WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB
    +1
    Morning, Marek. I like them with cream cheese frosting. :-)
  • Marek WannaBe... 2013/07/22 19:37:49
    Marek
    +1
    Delicious.
  • Ben Richards 2013/07/20 15:23:11
    No
    Ben Richards
    +1
    The guy is an idiot. The Olympics is about athletic competition, not politics. This has been done in the past and has not ended well.
  • DougE Ben Ric... 2013/07/20 17:40:16
    DougE
    +1
    It ended just fine. But American athletes are the only ones who really suffer.
  • harley oldman 2013/07/20 15:22:54
    No
    harley oldman
    +2
    Lindsey Graham is a Brain Dead Idiot like his Hero McCain. WHY should they be boycotted when obama blows Putin everytime they have a meeting.
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