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Topic - Lindsay Graham
Three influential Republican lawmakers slammed the Obama administration's handling of Abu Anas al-Libi, the suspected high-level al Qaeda operative captured by American commandos in Tripoli on Saturday, saying the terrorist now being held and interrogated on a U.S. Navy ship on the Mediterranean Sea should be quickly transferred to the detainee prison at Guantanamo Bay.
Ever since President Obama came to office, his administration has cultivated relations with, legitimated, emboldened, empowered, funded and even armed the Muslim Brotherhood.
Republican senators who don't always see eye to eye agreed Sunday that the former National Security Agency analyst who leaked details of top-secret U.S. spying programs and reportedly is on his way from Hong Kong to the likes of Cuba or Venezuela is a "felon" whose travels plans are misguided.
President Obama's proposed policy changes on the use of drones to kill key terrorist leaders have raised more questions than it has answered.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice will meet on Tuesday with Republican senators who have criticized her comments about the Sept. 11 terror attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi in an effort to smooth her path if she is tapped to be the next secretary of state.
He has been the greatest soldier of my generation as well as a personal friend in the decades since we were instructors together at West Point. Will the last act in Gen. David Petraeus' storied career be as the new John Dean in the still-unfolding scandal known as Benghazi-gate?
Mitt Romney hammered the Obama administration Wednesday for not immediately condemning the violent mobs that stormed U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East and left four Americans dead, including the ambassador to Libya.
Sen. John McCain says he is disappointed with his party's presidential candidate for sidestepping world affairs in his campaign for the White House but reserves his most scathing words for the current dweller, blaming President Obama for inaction while the situation in Syria and elsewhere "cries out for American leadership."
The decadelong war in Afghanistan has spiraled into a series of U.S. missteps and violent outbreaks that have left few ardent political supporters.
Senate Republicans on Thursday introduced a bill that would undo the first year of automatic defense spending cuts set to begin in 2013 under sequestration.
Republican senators on Tuesday denounced the Obama administration's decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year, saying the White House risks "losing the peace" in the fragile Middle East nation.
Outgoing Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates confirmed Sunday that the U.S. State Department is talking directly with the Taliban, but he poured cold water on the possibility that the talks would lead to a quick end to the war in Afghanistan.
There is no nice way to describe what happened yesterday in the Senate, which failed the American people on the most critical border-security vote that has taken place in the 110th Congress.
"He is on an American warship somewhere in the Mediterranean because the administration refuses to use Guantanamo Bay," said Sen. Lindsay Graham, South Carolina Republican. "They're treating him as an enemy combatant under the law of war, that is a good decision. The bad decision is not to put him in a permanent confinement facility that will allow long-term interrogation."
"Contrary to popular belief," Mr. Graham said, "what led to the bin Laden raid was not information elicited from torture in my view, it was from good, long, hard intelligence-gathering from Gitmo detainees over a period of time."