Against 81 million people 6000 miles away. Is that what the American people want and did anyone ask us ? Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has blamed Iran for "escalating tensions" in the Persian Gulf, accusing the country of threatening the US even while promising massive retaliation in response to vague "threat streams." "The fault lies with the Iranians, not the United States or any other nation," the belligerent South Carolina congressman tweeted on Monday. "If the Iranian threats against American personnel and interests are activated we must deliver an overwhelming military response." Lindsey Graham supports 'overwhelming military response' to Iran 'threat streams'