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08/11/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Graham: It's A "Lie" To Say Obama Not Injecting Race Into Campaign

On Fox News Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) defended John McCain's race card allegations against Barack Obama, the Politico reports:

"To say that Barack Obama did not intentionally inject the idea of his name and his race is a lie," Graham said in an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

"There is no doubt in my mind that Sen. Obama is trying to suggest that he is the victim of something."

The issue of race exploded onto the campaign trail this week after Obama delivered a speech in which he said he was being attacked for "not looking like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."

The McCain campaign later accused Obama of "playing the race card," a charge the Obama camp angrily denied.

"To say that that is not trying to inject the idea that you are a victim of John McCain trying to make fun of your name and your racial background is a lie," said Graham. "That needs to be admitted to."

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In the course of criticizing Barack Obama's policy on Iran, Graham told Fox News that we're on a "collision course" with the country:

"Is Iran an extremist regime, are they trying develop peaceful nuclear power or a nuclear weapon? I believe deeply that we're on a collision course with Iran ... Barack Obama's judgment on Iran has been terrible."

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