Lindsey Graham Preparing to Give Obama Green Light to Attack Iran

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 at 8:26 am

If you think Obama’s reckless plan to attack  Syria was unpopular, this should really go over well.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday he’s working on legislation that would give the president the green light to attack Iran if negotiations over the country’s alleged nuclear weapons program stall.

Graham, one of the GOP’s most prominent hawks, told reporters on Tuesday that he’s worried the administration’s failure to get congressional approval for a strike against Syria has emboldened Iran. He said he’ll be working with Democrats and Republicans on legislation that would encourage diplomacy, threaten more sanctions and authorize military action as a last resort.

Because sanctions have worked so well as a deterrent so far. It’s curious given how Obama’s done everything he can to prevent the Israelis from launching defensive strikes on Iran, but all of a sudden he’s going to rush in to save the day?

“I do believe without the threat of credible military force by us, the Iranians are going to just slow-walk,” Graham said. “So I’m trying to create the dynamic that there is bipartisan support for continued diplomacy, sanctions and the use of force as a last resort.”

Graham said Iran has been pursuing its weapons program while the Obama administration – and the rest of the world – has been focused on Syria. He said U.S. policymakers should urgently refocus their attention.

Iran was pursuing nukes long before Syria erupted in a civil war, and frankly, Obama didn’t pay the least bit of attention until a few weeks ago. Who are they kidding here? And honestly, why are they so dumb as to telegraph our every move?

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3 Responses to “Lindsey Graham Preparing to Give Obama Green Light to Attack Iran”

  1. Hank_M on 18/18/13 at 2:41 pm

    The only way Obama uses military force against Iran is if the Repubs hold their convention there.