The White House is in the midst of making a decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. General Stanley McCrystal is commander for the U.S. forces in Afghanistan and is asking for a troop increase. Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News he hopes President Obama will listen to McCrystal’s call.
“It’s impossible to bring about better governance without security and what we have in place now is not going to work. General McCrystal tells us that. He needs reinforcements- I hope the President will send them,” says Graham.
On Sunday, Graham also commented on the nuclear fuel facility in Iran that some U.S. officials believe may be dangerous. Graham says something needs to happen quickly and half measures will not work.
“We need to get on with challenging the Iranians with some deadlines and ultimatums, quite frankly,” says Graham.
Graham says the U.S. needs to start taking action. Iran is currently cooperating with requests to allow inspectors to look into their uranium enrichment sites. The U.S. has known about a facility in Iran that produces nuclear fuel, but Iran claims it is used for power plants, not weapons. However, some U.S. officials believe the facility may be on a military base. Enriched uranium is a critical component used for both military nuclear weapons and civil nuclear power generation.