Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is a US politician from South Carolina. A vocal pro-Israel advocate, Graham is a member of the Republican Party and currently the senior United States Senator from South Carolina. Graham serves on six committees in the U.S. Senate: Aging, Armed Services, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Judiciary, Budget, and Veterans Affairs.
Views on Iran
In September 2010 Graham publicly advocated US military force in Iran with the goal of overthrowing the current government:
- If you use military force against Iran, you've opened up Pandora's box," Graham told the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. "If you allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon, you've emptied Pandora's box. I'd rather open up Pandora's box than empty it."
- Lindsey Graham, "Biography", Lindsey Graham Official Website, accessed on 24 September 2010
- James Rosen, "Lindsey Graham says U.S. must prepare to attack Iran", McClatchy, 20 September 2010