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-- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement on the foiled terror plot to blow up flights from Great Britain to the United States.
“To win the War on Terror, our will as a nation must be greater than the will of the terrorists. This is another reminder our enemy remains out there -- plotting and scheming -- to do harm to us and other freedom-loving people around the world.
"I want to congratulate the intelligence and law enforcement agencies in Great Britain and the United States for working to stop this terror plot. Lives were saved because of their work.
“Our enemies’ desire to harm us has not changed. The evil they represent needs to be confronted.
“We need to keep the terrorists on the run and win the War on Terror being fought in Iraq. The terrorists understand what is on the line -- it is why they are so brutal and vicious. They know if a democracy can emerge from a dictatorship, it will be a mighty blow to their efforts to spread evil throughout the Middle East and around the globe.
“As a nation, we should learn two lessons from today's events. Stopping this plot shows the need for us to have good intelligence, well-trained law enforcement officers and agencies, and valuable allies like Britain. Second, the enemy has not gone away. While they may have changed methods and forms, they still have the same desire to kill Americans and other freedom-loving people. They must be defeated.”