South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told a BBC reporter the U.S. will eventually sent troops back into Afghanistan.
“Whether you like Trump or not, whether you believe it’s Trump’s fault or Biden’s fault, here’s where we’re at as a world: The Taliban are not reformed, they’re not new,” Graham said.
“They have a view of the world out of sync with modern times. They’re going to impose a lifestyle on the Afghan people that I think is going to make us all sick to our stomach,” he added.
US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has told the BBC that he believes American troops “will be going back into Afghanistan” in the future. “We’ll have to because the [terror] threat will be so large.”https://t.co/lYUaYz1gq4
— Yalda Hakim (@BBCYaldaHakim) September 6, 2021
“But most importantly, they’re going to give safe haven to Al Qaeda who has ambitions to drive us out of the Mid East writ large and attack us because of our way of life,” he continued. “We will be going back into Afghanistan as we went back into Iraq and Syria.” Graham continued.
The report was not the first time Graham noted the war with Afghanistan is not over. In a recent Fox News interview, the senator said, “We’ve entered into a new deadly chapter.”
‘We’ve entered into a new deadly chapter,’ says Graham on Afghanistan war https://t.co/ZFbI59yBSr
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 29, 2021
Despite President Joe Biden’s claim the war has ended, Graham argues the war continues and will result in more troops returning to Afghanistan even after 20 years in the region.