At a security conference in Halifax, Senator Lindsey Graham weighed in on the foreign policy implications of the election:
Addressing the Halifax International Security Forum, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that, with an increased Republican control in Congress, “the likelihood of a precipitous withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq has gone down.” He went on to say that the election results were “good news for President Obama if he wants to be bold on Iran.”
Graham said that he would like President Obama to make clear that all options were on the table in terms of preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, even with dire repercussions. “If we use force, we open Pandora ’s Box, but if we let them get nuclear weapons, we empty Pandora’s Box,” he said.