Graham Slams Biden For Being Soft On Terror

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham blasted President Biden’s foreign policy following the US and British strikes on targets in Yemen on February 3, arguing America’s enemies were not intimidated by the president, the Washington Times reported.

During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” on February 4, Graham dismissed the retaliatory strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen and slammed the Biden administration for giving Iran and the Houthis “a week’s notice” before the strikes, saying the only Iranian killed during the strikes was “some dumbass” who didn’t know “to get out of the way.”

Graham said Biden’s bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan emboldened America’s enemies and prompted Russia to invade Ukraine, Hamas’ October 7 terrorist attack on Israel, and the Iranian-backed militia’s attacks on American soldiers.

He said if the Biden administration’s objective was to “deter Iran,” then the administration was “failing miserably.” He said if the Biden administration was trying to “protect American troops,” then it was “not achieving your goal.”

While appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on February 4, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan argued that US forces hit more than just those who failed to evacuate before the February 3 retaliatory strikes.

Sullivan told host Kristen Welker while the Pentagon had no confirmation of any casualties during the strikes, the military confirmed that the targets chosen were “valid targets” that contained “the weaponry and the personnel that were attacking American forces.”

However, Senator Graham told “Fox News Sunday” that the Biden administration needed to take direct action against Iran.

He said the US must strike at what “the Ayatollah values,” including military and leadership officials or Iran’s oil infrastructure.

When asked by “Meet the Press” host Kristen Welker if the Biden administration was ruling out strikes against Iran, Sullivan said the administration would not announce what targets it would or would not rule out for possible attacks.