Graham Tears Into Kerry: ‘Ridiculous And Delusional’

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July 20, 2014 1:06 p.m.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tore into Obama administration foreign policy and the way Secretary of State John Kerry has dealt with escalated conflict between Israel and Hamas and how he responded to the downed Malaysian plane in eastern Ukraine.

“And as to Secretary Kerry, he gave the most ridiculous and delusional summary of American foreign policy I could imagine,” Graham said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” while discussing Israel’s ground operation in Gaza. “It scares me that he believes the world is in such good shape. America is the glue that holds the free world together. Leading from behind is not working.”

“And President Obama has become the king of indecision. His policies are failing across the globe, and they will come here soon,” Graham continued.

Host David Gregory then asked Graham how the Kerry has failed in addressing the Malaysian plane and evidence that pro-Russia separatists likely shot down the plane with Russian weapons.

“One, he didn’t call Putin the thug that he is. He didn’t call for arming the Ukraine so they can defend themselves against rebel separatists supported by Russia,” Graham responded.

“President Obama is trying to be deliberative. It comes off as indecisive. He’s trying to be thoughtful. It comes off as weakness,” he continued.

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