Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said once President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is in place and the sanctions are lifted the money going to Iran will “empowered the Ayatollah” who is a “religious Nazi” who will over time “use whatever weapons he develops or buys against us and Israel.”
Graham said, “This is a terrible deal. When somebody says they want to cut your throat , the last thing you should do is buy them a knife. The Ayatollah gets a hundred million dollars of new money to be spent any way he would like without changing his behavior. He gets a pathway to a bomb and money to pay for it all.”
He continued, “I promise you this, the money we’re going to give Iran is going to go into their war machine, not roads and bridges. In 15 years they’re going to have a nuclear device even if they don’t cheat, with a missile to deliver it. The terrorist organizations that mean to hurt us and Israel will have more money. You might as well write the check to Assad, Hezbollah and Hamas because that’s where the money is going to go. We are going to try our best to get 60 votes to disprove this deal.”
“To my friends who say it’s this deal or a war, that’s a false choice. It’s between a bad deal and a better deal. President Obama said you’d have to be crazy to oppose this deal. To my friends on the other side, you’d have to be crazy to trust this Ayatollah. They can buy weapons in five years. So at the end of the day you’ve empowered the Ayatollah. And if he’ll kill his own people, what do you think he’ll do to us and Israel? This guy is a religious Nazi, and he will overtime use whatever weapons he develops or buys against us and Israel and this is the biggest miscalculation since the ’30s. President Obama has made the world a far more dangerous place.” he added.
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