NewsMax on January 18, 2015, reported that President Barack Obama’s policies are getting people killed overseas, Sen. Lindsey Graham said, starting with his decision to take troops out of Iraq. Excerpts below:
“I think sound military advice was given to the president to leave a residual force in Iraq and he turned it down,” the South Carolina Republican said on NBC, and as a result, Iraq collapsed.
Jordan, Syria, and Iraq are serving as safe havens for the Islamic State, posing a threat to the United States, continued Graham, who believes releasing prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba “is irresponsible.”
He also believes there will be more attacks coming like the one against the Charlie Hebdo publication in Paris unless terrorist organizations are disrupted.
“America has to be part of it, go in on the ground and get these guys out of Syria,” said Graham. “The current strategy is failing.”