• Lindsey Graham Says Conditions for Another 9/11 Are Ripe

    Sen. Lindsey Graham cautioned that America is susceptible to a 9/11-style attack do to budget cuts during an interview just ahead of the 14th anniversary of the attacks.

    “The conditions for another 9/11 are ripe,” the Republican presidential candidate told Boston Herald Radio Thursday. “We’re reducing our defenses. We’re cutting our intelligence budget. The FBI’s budget’s being slashed at time when there’s more terrorist organizations with safe havens to attack us. So what happened in Paris I think is gonna come here if we don’t watch it.”

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    The South Carolina senator said he believes the next assault on home soil will come from Syria, due to the difficulty of stopping foreign fighters with passports.

    Graham said he would like to send 20,000 ground troops to Syria and Iran to take on Islamic State.

    “If we don’t disrupt their organizations they’re going to attack us here,” he said. “We’re gonna have to hit them before they hit us, I really believe that.”

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