Lindsey Graham

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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.[1]

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."[2]


  1. Lindsey Graham, "Biography", Lindsey Graham Official Website, accessed on 24 September 2010
  2. James Rosen, "Lindsey Graham says U.S. must prepare to attack Iran", McClatchy, 20 September 2010