UPDATED 1:35 PM PT – Monday, September 6, 2021
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) predicted an eventual return to Afghanistan as well as for the country to become a hotbed for Islamic terrorism yet again under Taliban rule. In a BBC interview, the South Carolina senator said the Taliban has not reformed over the past 20 years and will not ensure stability and security in Afghanistan.
Graham stressed al Qaeda and other terror groups would likely reestablish presence in Afghanistan. He stated out of all recent U.S. leaders, only President Trump was able to reduce the terror threat.
“He destroyed the Caliphate. It rose on Obama and Biden’s watch and Trump sent the military in to destroy it,” he explained. “…ISIS will come after the Taliban large and the entire country is going to fracture in the next year, creating a perfect storm for western interest to become attacked.”
Graham also said Islamic terror groups across the Middle East have become emboldened to attack the American, British and French interests. He added the West would have to respond.
We’ve already caught suspected terrorists trying to illegally cross our southern border, and because of President Biden, thousands more have been freed from Afghan prisons by the Taliban.
His actions make every America less safe—we must to secure our border NOW.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) September 4, 2021