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Sunday
Nov142010

Sen. Lindsey Graham Concerned About State of Iraqi Government

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., just back from a trip to Iraq, says he was concerned the United States would "fumble the ball in Iraq."

Appearing on ABC’s This Week with Christiane Amanpour, Graham voiced worry that Iraqi politician Ayad Allawi "has said that this new government is a joke. If he feels that, that's disappointing," the senator said.

"It's very important we get a government formed in Iraq that's inclusive, that represents the results of the Iraqi election, and that is a reliable partner with the United States and the region. So I've got concerns about this new government. But we need to stay effectively involved," he said.

Graham preached bipartisanship on foreign policy. He said he is in the wing of the Republican Party "that wants to work with President Obama to end it well in Iraq, to get it right in Afghanistan, contain Iran through effective sanctions."

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