Senator Lindsey Graham seems to think that he knows better than President Obama when it comes to foreign policy. So much in fact that he plans to propose a measure to reallocate funding for the United Nations unless the UN Security Council repeals the resolution it passed regarding Israeli settlements.
Graham told CNN, “It’s that important to me. This is a road we haven’t gone down before. If you can’t show the American people that international organizations can be more responsible, there is going to be a break. And I am going to lead that break.”
Graham added, “I will do everything in my power, working with the new administration and Congress, to leave no doubt about where America stands when it comes to the peace process and where we stand with the only true democracy in the Middle East, Israel.”
After the Security Council approved the resolution with 14 votes, President-elect Trump soon tweeted, “things will be different after Jan. 20th.”
Following the resolution’s approval, Graham began to criticize President Obama.
“The Obama-Kerry foreign policy has gone from naïve and foolish to flat-out reckless. With friends like these, Israel doesn’t need any enemies. I anticipate this vote will create a backlash in Congress against the United Nations. The organization is increasingly viewed as anti-Semitic and seems to have lost all sense of proportionality.”
Graham told CNN, “I am a huge supporter of foreign aid and the UN. I want to do more, not less. But I can’t support funding a body that singles out the only democracy in the Middle East who shares our values.”
It seems clear that Graham, with his total lack of experience, believes that he knows better than President Obama, one of the best president the United States has ever seen.