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US State Department taking to the Airways in Pakistan to try to tamp down public rage over an anti Muslim videotape.
Produced here in the United States and posted on the Internet.
Our embassy in Islamabad spending -- thousand dollars.
On a TV ad that features President Obama and secretary of state Hillary Clinton -- announcing that film.
The United States -- -- -- respects all faiths.
All efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.
Let me state very clearly and I hope it is obvious.
That the United States government had absolutely.
Nothing to do with this video.
Now -- South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham senator nice to have you here.
Does does the president appeared to be apologizing.
To Muslims for what is essentially.
An act of free speech without -- defending.
The First Amendment.
And doing so with taxpayer dollars.
Well -- here's the way -- act I view this the bottom line is that most countries.
In the mideast people do not believe anything nature can happen without the government approval.
Because they're totalitarian societies.
So the film this for days.
In a country that is distributed Dave justice and the government is involved.
I don't mind the secretary of state in President Obama.
Clearly stating to the Muslim world.
This film is not who we are what we believe that they should stay in our society people have a right to say these things.
And I'm here to say that we reject the content of this them.
My problem -- the Obama administration.
And Obama policies.
Is that we're leading from behind at this time we desperately need bold leadership.
His foreign policy.
Makes me long for decisive days of Jimmy Carter.
When the Iranian people took to the street.
Trying to overthrow that I totals Ayatollah is Barack Obama said on the sideline and said -- get wanna get involved.
-- that morning jeopardize his chance to work with the the Iranian regime what -- Wonderful opportunity lost leaving Afghanistan never talking about success sitting on the sidelines and watching Syrians get slaughtered.
-- Israelis under the bus this is that this is a very weak ill conceived foreign policy and our problems are not that -- As our problems is -- our commander she.
Senators speaking of Iran and you have a resolution that will as -- understand it be voting on perhaps today.
That would put the US senate on record as ruling out.
A strategy of containment with respect to Iran are you convinced that in fact that is sort of secretly.
The president's strategy here containment.
And that he is not being truthful when he says all options including military.
Are on the table.
Well here's what I believe the senate should speak with a one bipartisan voice rejected containing -- nuclear armed Iran.
The president said at the question is are we gonna make sure it never happens if they get a nuclear weapon there was share the technology with terrorist.
Sunni Arab states warning -- weapon of their own and you have a nuclear arms race in mid east in Israel's not go live under that threat.
I'm also working on a resolution hacking getting the democratic sport to speak.
For the idea of what does having your back -- when President Obama went to the -- that convention this past year.
He stood up in front the audience and told Israel we have your back what does that mean.
And my -- having your back means that Israel has to use military force to protect itself against Iran's nuclear program will be -- fought them.
When the president says he will use military force if necessary do you believe it.
I don't think Iranians -- and I think given his behavior in Syria is pretty hard to convince anybody that Barack Obama.
You know killing bin Laden was attacked -- success the hardest decision a president will make.
Is not killing bin Laden.
It hasn't made us safer you know John Kerry said of the Democratic Convention -- that a -- that he's better off.
Well here's -- court -- the diplomats and American serving in the mideast.
Or they're better off after four years I've never seen our enemies more emboldened -- I've never seen our friends more afraid.
So when you ask me -- had the resolve.
To use military force.
Against a nation state not just killing a single terrorist I would suggest that what he's doing and Syria.
The way he's handled Afghanistan and his policies toward Iran in his ruling general.
Would make me wonder and I think the Iranians.
Looking at us.
Really don't believe there in jeopardy of a military attack in all of our attention is on Israel.
If you listen to the Obama administration the problem in the mid east is Israel not Iraq.
Senator Lindsey Graham as always thank you for speaking -- this thing.
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