‘Fighting a War, Not a Crime’: Sen. Graham Says Benghazi Suspect Should Be in Gitmo
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is calling for Benghazi terror suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah to be held in Gitmo. Instead, Khatallah is on a Navy ship on his way to the United States.
"Instead of a slow boat to New York, he ought to be on a fast plane to Gitmo," Graham told Greta Van Susteren.
“We’re fighting a war, not a crime,” Graham said. “The guy didn’t steal a car, I don’t want a history lesson on Ansar al-Sharia. I’d like to hold him for months, if not years, to find out what he knows about future attacks, how Benghazi unfolded. You’re gathering intelligence to win a war. Obama is fighting a crime; I’m trying to fight a war.”
Graham also said the situation in Iraq breaks his heart and that all it would have taken to keep things in a good place would have been “a residual force and some hand holding."
He warned, “We’re on the verge of losing the war in Iraq,” and he said Afghanistan could be next.
“This president’s foreign policy is making the world a much more dangerous place, and we’re far more likely to get attacked after Barack Obama became president than we were before,” he said.
Hear his interview above.