Sens.: Americans Would Support Strike on Iran
CBNNews.com, Monday, July 01, 2013
JERUSALEM, Israel -- Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are calling for the United States to take action to stop Iran's nuclear program.
At a press conference in Jerusalem Sunday evening, they said a nuclear Iran is the greatest possible Mideast danger. They believe the American people would support a U.S. military strike to stop the Islamic Republic from getting nuclear weapons.
"If the president of the United States told the American people that the Iranians were about to acquire or develop nuclear weapons and it poses a direct threat to security not only to the U.S. and the world, I'm confident the American people would support the president of the United States," McCain said.
"Most Americans believe the Iranians are trying to get a nuclear weapon," Graham said. "Most Americans believe they would use it if they got it; most Americans believe they're serious about destroying the State of Israel."
"Most Americans believe that radical Islam is a threat to the American way of life," he continued. "So I think a case can be made. It just has to be made. We're war weary but we're not tired of being free."
Both McCain and Graham say Iran's recent election of a new president will not change Iran's nuclear ambitions.