President Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan left many Americans and Afghans who helped U.S. forces behind enemy lines. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) thinks the president’s next move is as disastrous as it is inevitable.
Graham predicted that Biden will have to “try to bribe” the Taliban to recover those the U.S. was able to evacuate before the Aug. 31 deadline, Breitbart reported. The GOP lawmaker worried that it could lead to future attacks as ransom for hostages becomes lucrative for the Taliban.
“I think we’re going to try to bribe them out,” Graham said on “Fox and Friends” Wednesday. “I think we’re putting on the table — the Biden administration is — economic aid to the Taliban,” he said.
“If you’ll release the hostages, the Americans and the allies who fought along our side, we will give you money. That is a dangerous way to do business when it comes to terrorism, and if they start doing that, ISIS is going to turn on the Taliban even more ferociously,” Graham warned.
The Kentucky lawmaker railed against Biden for his ill-conceived withdrawal plan that he believes has left the U.S. vulnerable. “If there was a contest to screw up Afghanistan and make America less safe, the play by Joe Biden would have won the contest,” Graham said.