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Lindsey Graham: Huckabee Wrong to Question Obama's 'Motives' on Iran

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By    |   Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 04:50 PM

GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee went "down the wrong road" by accusing President Barack Obama of marching Israelis to "the door of the oven" with the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Lindsey Graham charges.

In a radio interview with BuzzFeed, the South Carolina Republican, who's also running for president, declares the pact could prove to be "the worst deal in the history of the world in terms of throwing the world into chaos."

But that's because Obama's "misjudging our adversary," he says.

"I don't question President Obama's motives," Graham tells BuzzFeed. "That's where Mike has gone down the wrong road."

"I like Mike Huckabee but this is about the most sensitive subject matter I can imagine," he adds. "I am not accusing President Obama of marching the Jewish people to the ovens. I’m accusing him of misjudging our adversary, the Iranian ayatollah, and constructing a deal that will empower them, that will create a certain nuclear arms race. Not his motives, but the outcome."

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Graham says Congress has to block the deal, and that Huckabee's "kind of rhetoric does not help."

"And if you say 'no' to this deal, it gives the next president some leverage to negotiate a better deal," Graham says. "I think we can get a better deal, we must get a better deal. But I don’t want to do anything to hurt our cause of stopping this deal and this kind of rhetoric does not help."

The former governor of Arkansas set off a firestorm with his comment identifying the Iran deal with the Holocaust, but he's been unapologetic, arguing Jewish people have been "overwhelmingly positive" to him since the interview.

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GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee went "down the wrong road" by accusing President Barack Obama of marching Israelis to "the door of the oven" with the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Lindsey Graham charges.
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