On “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had a message for President Barack Obama.
The South Carolina Republican said, “If he does not go on the offensive against ISIS, ISIL, whatever you want guys want to call it, they are coming here. This is just not about Baghdad. This is just not about Syria. And if we do get attacked, then he will have committed a blunder for the ages.”
“So Mr. President, you have never once spoken directly to the American people about the threat we face from Syria, now Iraq. What is your strategy to stop these people from attacking the homeland? They have expressed a desire to do so,” he added.
Graham concluded, “Here’s my statement to the president. Mr. President, your own people are telling you we face an attack on this region. Your game plan, the actions you’re taking, cannot protect us. There is no substitute for America being involved in terms of eradicating ISIS. If we don’t hit them in Syria, you’ll never solve the problem in Iraq. Three years ago, Mr. President, you were told by your national security team, get involved on the rebels because this problem will grow. You said no. You made many, many bad bets. Your strategy is failing. You said lines were safe, since bin Laden has died, there’s more terrorist organizations with more safe havens, more money, more weapons, and more capabilities to attack the homeland than before 9/11. Mr. President, if you don’t adjust your strategy, these people are coming here.”
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