Oct 01 2015

Graham Reacts To Russian Intervention In Syria

Contact: Kevin Bishop (864) 250-1417 or Clint Riddle (202) 224-5972

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on the latest actions by Russia.

"Putin, through his actions, is showing disdain for President Obama and American interests. The Russia-Assad-Iran alliance is a nightmare for the region, a recruiting opportunity for ISIL, and a slap in the face to the Obama Administration. It also means the war in Syria never ends, will create an even larger refugee crisis, and increases the likelihood terrorist safe havens in Syria become the launching pad for the next 9/11.

"For the past seven years, President Obama's foreign policy has been an abysmal failure. As a result, opponents and adversaries of the United States continue to take advantage of his miscalculations and blunders."