With a U.S. military strike against Syria appearing less likely, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is renewing his call for a resolution authorizing the president to wage war on Iran over that nation's nuclear program.
"I'm going to get a bipartisan coalition together," Graham (shown on left in photo) said on Mike Huckabee's Fox News program Sunday. "We're going to put together a use-of-force resolution, allowing our country to use military force ... to stop the Iranian nuclear program.... I'm going to need your help, Mike, and the help of Americans and friends of Israel."
Graham is once again sounding the alarm over Iran's nuclear development program, which Iran has said is for peaceful uses of nuclear power, including nuclear energy and the use of nuclear isotopes for medical purposes. Graham and others have concluded that the program is for the development of a nuclear bomb that Iran is likely to use against Israel. Graham's announcement on Huckabee's program is in keeping with a promise he made this summer before a cheering crowd at a gathering of Christians United for Israel.
"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 said at the July 23rd event "The only way to convince Iran to halt their nuclear program is to make it clear that we will take it out," Graham said, echoing comments he made a week earlier when he called the war authorization "the last card to play in a very dangerous situation."
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