- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 8, 2015

Sen. Lindsey Graham warned that the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks are likely a drop in the bucket of what’s to come — and especially so under the policies of President Obama.

“I fear we can expect and must prepare for more attacks like this in the future,” Mr. Graham said in a statement reported by The Hill. “Through a combination of poor policy choices made by the Obama administration regarding detention and interrogation policies, and budget cuts approved by the Congress with President Obama’s support, I believe our national security infrastructure designed to prevent these types of attacks from occurring is under siege.”

Mr. Graham also pointed to the nation’s “eroding” intelligence capabilities as problematic — and his criticisms were shared by others in the Republican Party.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte said Mr. Obama’s pledge to close Guantanamo Bay is a “real risk,” Fox News reported. And Rep. Peter King from New York said on CNN: “We have to make it clear that Homeland Security — at a time we saw this massive attack in Paris — that we can’t be cutting funding or programs which would protect Americans from a terrorist attack.”

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