Jul 20 2010

Graham Meets with British Prime Minister

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron.  

“I very much enjoyed meeting with Prime Minister Cameron.  I had the pleasure of getting to know the Prime Minister when I attended the Conservative Party Conference in England several years ago. 

“During our meeting today we discussed the way forward in Afghanistan, the coming transition of power in Iraq, and the importance of containing Iran’s nuclear ambitions.  From my numerous visits to the Middle East, I cannot overstate how important our alliance with Great Britain has been. 

“Our soldiers view their British counterparts as some of the finest in the world.  And like us, they have suffered great losses in both Afghanistan and Iraq.  I hope and believe President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron will be able to work together effectively on our common national security interests.  

“Prime Minister Cameron is an incredibly bright, articulate voice for conservatism.  He helped revive the conservative movement in England.  He is now proving to be an effective leader in trying to persuade his countrymen to get serious about government entitlements and spending.  I think there is much we can learn from his efforts and apply to our own nation’s spending habits.”