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Published On: Wed, Jul 24th, 2013

Lindsey Graham says he plans to introduce an authorization for the use of military force in Iran by summers end

Just days after saying the same thing in an interview at the Capital last Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham R-SC)  again said in front of a friendly audience at a conference put on by the Christians United for Israel that he introduce a resolution to authorize war with Iran.

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“If nothing changes in Iran, come September, October, I will present a resolution that will authorize the use of military force to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb,” Graham told the conference audience.

“The only way to convince Iran to halt their nuclear program is to make it clear that we will take it out,” he continues.

The National Iranian American Council came out today condemning Graham’s call to war.

“Senator Lindsey Graham’s saber rattling is reckless and seriously undermines U.S. and international efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue,” said NIAC Policy Director Jamal Abdi. “The Senator’s call for war and a push for new Congressional sanctions could become a serious setback to U.S. efforts to reinvigorate nuclear diplomacy once Iran’s new president takes office in August.”

“There is a renewed push for moderation on both sides of the U.S.-Iran dispute right now,” said Abdi. “The bellicose calls for war and sanctions by some U.S. politicians is out of touch with the majority of Americans, just as the hostile rhetoric of Iranian officials has been roundly rejected by the Iranian people.”

Graham’s statements come a week after former Ambassador John Bolton called for the“toppling” if the new Hassan Rohani regime in Iran.

Bolton told the Jerusalem Post that “Israel should have attacked Iran yesterday”.

 

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He regularly writes about infectious disease news for Examiner.com and administers the Outbreak News section of The Global Dispatch.

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  2. Phkn putz. Can’t we be done with lame assholes. These folks are a waste, and then they waste our resources and make money for their buddies and phk everyone else. People like this need ‘solitary confinement’ so they won’t do any more damage.

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  5. fry1laurie says:

    Then, Senator, YOU pay for it.

  6. Alex Snitker says:

    These Neocon bastards will do anything they can to get us into another war. They must hate our troops.

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