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South Carolina Senator Urges Israel: ‘Stay as Long as You Need’ to Clear Out Gaza Threat (VIDEO)

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South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham. Photo: Screenshot.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham urged Israel to keep its troops in the Gaza Strip until it eliminates the threat from Hamas and secures its safety.

“My only words to the Israeli government and people is: clear it out. Close the tunnels, shut down the rocket sites, stay as long as you need to stay,” he said during a recent appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press. “Do whatever is necessary to protect your people.”

“If it was left up to Hamas, thousands of Israelis would be dead. I hope the international community will not find a moral equivalence here to the Israeli government,” he added.

Graham also trashed the Obama administration’s approach to foreign policy. He called Secretary of State John Kerry’s understanding of America’s foreign affairs “ridiculous and delusional,” and said President Obama is “the king of indecision.”

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Graham commented on Kerry’s recent appearance on NBC, in which he claimed the U.S. is “in the center leading and trying to find an effort to make peace” in conflict areas around the world, such as Ukraine and Gaza.

“He gave the most ridiculous and delusional summary of American foreign policy I could imagine,” Graham said on Meet the Press.

“It scares me that he believes the world is in such good shape. America is the glue that holds the free world together. Leading from behind is not working. The world is adrift,” he added. “And President Obama has become the king of indecision. His policies are failing across the globe, and they will come here soon.”

Watch Lindsey Graham on Meet the Press in the video below:

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