Graham: White House Lying About Iraq Status of Forces Agreement

Graham: White House Lying About Iraq Status of Forces Agreement

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, in an attempt to lay the blame on the current crisis on the Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri Al-Malik, advanced the administration’s claim that they diligently tried and failed to get a status of forces agreement with Iraqi government so they could not leave forces.

Tuesday on “Fox News Radio,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Donilon’s excuse “falls into the category of ‘if you like your healthcare you can keep it” saying it was a “complete rewriting of history.”

Graham told the story of his personal role in the negotiations during the draw down of U.S. forces in Iraq. He said when he and Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) were in Iraq, Malik agreed to a “follow up force” being left in theater and it was the Obama administration’s intentional refusal to give the Iraqis a solid troop number that destroyed the deal.

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