Lindsey Graham: Putin Playing Poker with a Pair of 2's and Winning

Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 12:19 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Russian President Vladimir Putin is beating the United States on a bluff, Sen. Lindsey Graham says.

"He's playing a poker game with a pair of 2's and winning," Graham said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

President Obama's leadership is not held in high regard with Putin or other enemies, and that hurts not only America, but the world, Graham said.

"What we've learned from these changing times is that without American leadership the world disintegrates pretty rapidly," he said. "Russia is more aggressive, not less. The sanctions clearly are not working. Hamas is demanding open borders" in Israel.

America is not responding to threats throughout the world, he added, especially our allies such as Israel and Ukraine.

"Passive responses to naked aggression all over the world is our foreign policy," Graham said.

Europeans can't lead without the United States setting the standard, he added, describing the European Union as " a dysfunctional, political organization."

If he were president, Graham said, he would ask Congress for more sanctions on Russia, Putin included, and ask for money to equip and train the Ukrainian military. He also said he would condemn the U.N. human rights report that holds Israel responsible for its current fight with Hamas in Gaza.

"The U.N. human rights report is a joke," he said. "The U.N. is becoming more anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic."

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

US General: North Korea Closer to Building Nuclear Weapon

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 22:53 PM

Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula, said Friday that North Korea is moving closer . . .

Hillary Pours On the Praise For Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 22:14 PM

Possible presidential candidate Hillary Clinton couldn't gush enough Friday about bank-bashing Massachusetts Sen. Elizab . . .

Administration: Rules for Returning Ebola Health Workers Need Coordination

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 22:12 PM

Top Obama administration officials met on Friday morning to discuss potential new rules for healthcare workers returning . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved