South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham drew a stark contrast between Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggressive actions and President Obama’s tepid response on Sunday, claiming “here’s a battle of wills between the KGB colonel and the community organizer — and the colonel is winning.”
Graham made the remarks immediately following Kerry’s appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where the top diplomat outlined what he saw as American foreign policy successes in a world where a civilian jetliner is shot from the sky by pro-Russian rebels, Israel is invading Gaza and Sunni Islamic terrorists continue to close in on Baghdad.
“As to Secretary Kerry, he gave the most ridiculous and delusional summary of American foreign policy that you could imagine,” the senator accused. “It scares me that he believes the world is in such good shape.”
Graham called America “the glue that holds the free world together” and claimed “leading from behind is not working.”
“The world is adrift, and President Obama has become the king of the indecision,” he charged. “His policies are failing across the globe.”
He singled out in particular the standoff between the West and Vladimir Putin’s Russia over Ukraine, with Russian separatists getting advanced arms and equipment while Kiev’s Western-sympathizing government gets MREs. “All of the enemies of our nation are being well-supplied,” the senator accused.
“There’s a battle of wills between the KGB colonel and the community organizer,” Graham concluded. “And the colonel is winning.”