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Statement by Senator Lindsey Graham on Terrorist Attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait, and Somalia

June 26, 2015

The world is exploding in terror and violence and today's attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait, and Somalia are the latest tragic examples. The innocent lives lost today while working, vacationing, and worshipping show that these Islamic extremists are willing to kill anyone, anywhere, anytime.

There exists a power vacuum in the Middle East created by America failing to provide leadership in the regions of the world that needs it most. As Commander-in-Chief, I will restore American leadership around the world and implement a real strategy to protect our nation and put radical Islam in a box. This will require regional partnerships, a sustained effort and rebuilding our own military and intelligence capabilities which are being degraded by severe budget cuts. As president, these will be my priorities.

Lindsey Graham, Statement by Senator Lindsey Graham on Terrorist Attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait, and Somalia Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/310848

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