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

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks at the Susan B. Anthony List "Campaign for Life Gala and Summit", a gathering of anti-abortion advocates, in Washington, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday said that President Obama needs to warn Americans about potential attacks on the United States from militant groups in Syria and Iraq.

“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,” Graham said on “Fox News Sunday.”

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.”

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