- The Washington Times - Monday, April 16, 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that the U.S. reaction in Syria shows that there’s more concern for the type of weapon used rather than the fact that people are dying.

“Unless something changes, we don’t care if you kill people, we only care how you kill them, which is a long way from where Ronald Reagan was,” Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican, said on Fox News.

The U.S. sent airstrikes to Syria over the weekend after reports that the Assad regime was using chemical weapons against rebel-held areas. Mr. Graham said that President Trump’s actions in Syria put his entire foreign policy platform in at risk. He said the president has been aggressive in fighting the Islamic State terror group and insisting on a better nuclear deal with Iran, but said he’s been hesitant with Syria.

“So generally speaking Donald Trump is rebuilding the military, but what he did a couple of days ago puts all that in jeopardy in my view, and he needs to reconsider his position regard Assad and Syria,” Mr. Graham said.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide