“The whole region is about to blow up,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on NBC’s Meet the Press, citing the potential effects of Syria’s instability on Jordan, Egypt and Israel. “And our foreign policy to me — I don’t understand it. Whatever it is is not working.”
The White House announced Thursday that U.S. officials believe the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people in the conflict there. Reports indicate that the aid sent to rebels will take the form of small arms and ammunition provided through a CIA program, which Graham says would not go far enough.
“If we don’t do more than add AK-47s into the mix, [Bashar al-Assad] will continue to win,” Graham said. “And the King of Jordan is going to become toast.”