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Graham Urges Obama Act In Iraq, Syria To Prevent Terrorist Attack In US

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The senator said that multiple members of the administration have warned of the threat to the U.S. from these groups.

"When I look at the map," he said. "I think of the United States. I think of an American city in flames because of the terrorists' ability to operate in Syria and Iraq."

"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?" Graham asked. "They have expressed a desire to do so."