Sen. Lindsey Graham pledges allegiance to Israel’s Netanyahu vs. Obama

Cenk Uygur | (The Young Turks) —

“”During a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday, incoming chair of the Senate Foreign Appropriations Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told the foreign leader Congress would “follow his lead” on a bill to reinforce sanctions on Iran.

“In January of next year, there will be a vote on the Kirk-Menendez bill, bipartisan sanction legislation that says, if Iran walks away from the table, sanctions will be reimposed,” Graham said. “If Iran cheats regarding any deal that we enter to the Iranians, sanctions will be reimposed.”

Graham and a variety of senators have been skeptical, to put it mildly, of the long-haul effort by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to broker a deal with Iran that reverses the country’s nuclear program in exchange for an easing of sanctions.”* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.”

The Young Turks: “Senator Pledges To Follow Leader Of A Foreign Nation”

14 Responses

    • The Southern “Christian” lobby is way bigger than the Israel lobby, and even more fevered about supporting Israel.

      • The Evangelical lobby is also huge in the first state to hold its primary–Iowa.In 2008, Mick Huckabee was the winner. Today, he cut ties with FOX preparing to run in 2016. The religious right still has a lot of power in the Republican party. I wouldn’t think Lindsey Graham is one of their favorites mainly because of the rumors he is gay.

  1. Chenagrrl

    All #Bibi @netanyahu really wants is tacit approval to bomb Iran. Seems like @LindseyGrahamSC is giving it to him.

  2. MikeBrumell

    @RamiKhouri @LindseyGrahamSC scary day for America when a US senator says Congress will follow a foreign countries leader.

  3. Carl Howard

    C’mon, Lindsey old gal… give up that American citizenship you’re clearly so disdainful of.
    You can always find a home in Eretz Yisrael … fawning over Natanyahu, swooning over Avigdor Lieberman, and having the vapors over those burly men in the IDF, every time they shoot at Gazan children.

    • Graham and the Republicans will try and spin propaganda against ISIS to start a war against Iran the same way the Bush gang used the al-Qaeda 9/11 attacks to start a war with Iraq.

      Saddam giving WMD to al-Qaeda is no different than Iran giving nukes to ISIS. Remember Bush talking about Saddam’s nuclear holy warriors?

      “The gates of hell will open when Iran gives nuclear weapons to ISIS and they use them to nuke Israel and America. Once they are moved, it will already be too late. WE MUST INVADE NOW!!!” Lindsey Graham.

  4. Imagine the outcry in GOP and the media had Graham told Bibi that he would follow US president’s lead in imposing sanctions on Iran.

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