Sen. Lindsey Graham expressed his qualms with the Obama administration's approach to foreign policy during a "Meet the Press" interview on Sunday, calling Secretary of State John Kerry's foreign policy analysis "delusional."
Kerry appeared on NBC Sunday morning to discuss the state of foreign affairs amid the escalating conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine. He noted that the U.S. is "in the center leading and trying to make peace" in these conflict areas.
Graham snapped back during an interview following Kerry's appearance, criticizing the secretary of state's perception of the current state of foreign affairs.
“He gave the most ridiculous and delusional summary of American foreign policy I could imagine,” Graham told NBC.
"It scares me that he believes the world is in such good shape. America is the glue that holds the free world together. Leading from behind is not working. The world is adrift. And President Obama has become the king of indecision. His policies are failing across the globe, and they will come here soon."
Watch Graham's comments above.
Though Kerry noted that the president had imposed more sanctions on Russia the day before Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was believed to be shot down by Russian separatists last week, Graham called on Obama to impose sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin directly, chastising Kerry and the Obama administration for not reacting strongly enough to the downed flight.
“He didn’t call Putin the thug that he is, he didn’t call for arming the Ukraine so they can defend themselves against rebel separatists supported by Russia,” Graham insisted. “All of the enemies of our nation are being well supplied, Russian and Iran are helping Syria.”
Graham said it's "indispensable" that the U.S. lead because the Europeans "never" will. Kerry expressed hope that the incident would serve as a "wake-up call" to some European nations.
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