Graham: "The Connection Between Syria And Iran Is Clear As A Bell"

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SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): Yes. Can I just -- from my point of view, from the Republican point of view, there's a libertarian wing of our party that I very much respect that's not going to get -- fortress America, I just don't think, will work.

But, having said that, it is not a mystery to me that most member of Congress are reluctant to engage when it comes to Syria because they don't know what's going to happen. They don't have any idea how this military strike so limited in focus and nature is going to change things.

What are they going to tell people back home? We shot some missiles and then what? For the first time, I see the development of a strategy that will upgrade the opposition as well as degrade Assad that I think, if it becomes a reality, we will know in the next couple of days, that I can believe in my heart will work.

And to my colleagues, if you think the outcome in Syria doesn't matter to the United States, then you must really believe the king of Jordan is just somebody else in the Mideast. And if you can't see the connection between Syria and Iran, you're blind at a time when history needs for you to have good eyesight.

The connection between Syria and Iran, you're blind at a time when history needs for you to have good eyesight. The connection between Syria and Iran is clear as a bell. To disconnect these two would be a huge foreign policy, national security mistake. And I hope the president, above all else, will make that connection.

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