Sep 02 2014

Graham Statement on Reported Execution of Another American Journalist

WASHINGTON - U.S Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the reported execution of another American journalist, Steven Sotloff.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Mr. Sotloff and all those who have suffered under ISIL's barbaric behavior.

"However, condemnation is not enough to deal with this scourge. It is time we act decisively against ISIL wherever it resides. Whenever American air power has been employed, in coordination with reliable partners on the ground, ISIL has been devastated. It's a tactic that should be aggressively pursued both in Syria and Iraq.

"Mr. President, if you can't come up with a strategy, at least tell us what the goal is regarding ISIL."