Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, the man who just two months ago warned that another 9/11 is now inevitable, said Sunday that An American city will be attacked by terrorists unless Obama launches a full scale war in Iraq.
“I think of an American city in flames because of the terrorists’ ability to operate in Syria and Iraq,” Graham told Fox News host Chris Wallace.
“Mr. President, you have never once spoke directly to the America people about the threat we face from being attacked from Syria, now Iraq. What is your strategy to stop these people from attacking the homeland?” Graham, a perpetual war hawk, added.
The Senator advised that the Obama administration should begin a “sustained air campaign in Syria and Iraq” in order to spare Americans from terrorist attacks at home.
“We need to go on offense. There is no force within the U.S. or the Middle East that can neutralize or destroy ISIS without at least American air power.” Graham said.
When Wallace asked Graham “Are you saying we should go back to war in Iraq?”, the Senator replied “I’m saying that Iraq and Syria combined represent a direct threat to our homeland.”
“His responsibility as president is to defend this nation. If he does not go on the offensive against ISIS, ISIL — whatever you want to call these guys — they are coming here!”
“It is about our homeland, and if we get attacked because he has no strategy to protect us then he will have committed a blunder for the ages.” Graham added, also saying that Obama has “no vision” in Iraq.
“Do you really want to let America be attacked?” Graham asked. “What is going on in Washington when the FBI director, when the head of national intelligence, the CIA, the Homeland Security secretary, tells every member of Congress, including the president, we’re about to be attacked in a serious way because (of) the threat emanating from Syria and Iraq?”
Of course, Graham’s claims are not true. While intelligence heads have expressed concern over the situations in Iraq and Syria, no one has said that a terrorist attack on America is imminent.
An establishment neocon, Graham is one of the primary promoters of the contrived war on terror. It’s his job to push the idea that there is a never-ending terrorist threat to the US. He sides with the military-industrial complex and the political establishment on virtually every issue, from warmongering, to immigration, to eviscerating the bill of rights. He is accused by many of being a RINO, a Republican in name only, constantly siding with the Democratic Party on key issues despite being a Republican.
Graham was joined Sunday in his campaign to start another US led war in Iraq by fellow neocons John McCain and Peter King.
McCain warned on CNN that there are 100 Americans fighting alongside ISIS in Syria and Iraq and that they will attempt to attack America in the future.
King took to NBC, saying that the U.S. should do “whatever we have to do” to stop the Islamic militant group, including arming Kurdish fighters in Northern Iraq. When asked if US ground troops should be deployed in Iraq, King replied “we should take nothing off the table.”
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.