Senator Predicts U.S. Will ‘Be Going Back into Afghanistan,’ as it Did in Iraq after Obama Withdrawal

US Senator Lindsey Graham / Photo by Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America

Nine years ago, following a politically motivated, artificial deadline similar to the one Joe Biden created in Afghanistan, Barack Obama withdrew all U.S. military forces from Iraq prior to the 2012 election. The results were disastrous and directly fueled the rise of ISIS (the Islamic State) which soon engulfed the entire region in bloody terror.

Within a short time, U.S. forces were again engaged in combat in Iraq, as well as Syria and neighboring countries.

Now more than one expert is suggesting that Biden’s similarly disastrous Afghan withdrawal means U.S. troops will also be returning to Afghanistan. Among them is Senator Lindsey Graham, who on Monday predicted the United States “will be going back into Afghanistan” due to the threat of terror.

In an interview with the BBC Graham said that the Taliban will “impose a lifestyle on the Afghan people that I think is going to make us all sick to our stomach.”

“But most importantly,” the Republican Senator noted, “they’re going to give safe haven to Al-Qaeda who has ambitions to drive us out of the Mideast writ large and attack us because of our way of life. We will be going back into Afghanistan as we went back into Iraq and Syria.”

When asked by the BBC host: “You seriously think the United States will once again, in the foreseeable future, put troops back into Afghanistan?”

“We’ll have to because the threat will be so large,” Graham responded. Citing the situations in Iraq and Syria, he predicted that Afghanistan will be a “cauldron for radical Islamic behavior.”

WATCH SENATOR GRAHAM’S ENTIRE INTERVIEW HERE

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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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jkidd
jkidd
9 days ago

Must have been reading the pork filled 2700 page bill he helped pass along with about 17 18 other Rinos So disgusting Remember him saying Joe Biden is a good man and a good friend

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
9 days ago
Reply to  jkidd

YEP – I told my wife he was garbage and eventually she realized it too. I wish we could stick EVERY DEMOCRAT and RINO in a cage at the end of a raw sewage drain and let them smell that everyday for the rest of their miserable lives for what they did to our nation.

Of course, what God has planned for those who act like their own gods will suffer much worse than that.

jay
jay
8 days ago
Reply to  jkidd

Afgan already owens the biggest pork factories in the US. NO TELLNG WHAT else they own over here between biden and obama they may end up owning even more property.

Ecks Mann
Ecks Mann
8 days ago
Reply to  jay

China owns Smithfield. Who are you talking about?

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
9 days ago

How will U help Graham?? Show US

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
9 days ago

FYI EVERYONE: We never left Afghanistan!! There are still military Army units in Afghanistan. I have little other info on why or where, but they are there and they aren’t sitting in a building sipping on coffee.

As for Lindsay Graham, the ONLY TIME this man takes any sort of stand is when it benefits him first! I’m tired of politicians who repeatedly fail to take a stand for the right reason(s) vs what’s in their best interest. To heck with Graham, Romney, McConnell and every other RINO in DC.

AZtejas41
AZtejas41
8 days ago
Reply to  DetroitDom

I don’t think you will find they are active US Military units. They would be considered Soldiers of Fortune or Mercenaries. They seem to be well organized and have some legitimate funding.

joe
joe
8 days ago

The USA and the rest of the civilized world’s countries armed forces may be going back to Afghanistan, when Islamic terrorism starts again!

john vieira
8 days ago
Reply to  joe

The “civilized world” may cease to exist…as enough ‘non-vetted’ so called refugees are strategically distributed across North America, as Biden is now doing with the ‘caravaners’, utilizing military conveyance…and the idiot governments in Europe continue to screw their citizens in a similar fashion…guess they forgot why they ousted the Ottoman Empire…

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
8 days ago

When the news comes out about the thousands of American hostages — democrats will change the message and move on.

Robert Smith
Robert Smith
8 days ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

You mean the party of caring, if they look up from their iphones long enough from twatter and fake book. The msm outlets will refuse to shed light on the abuses, and like every freaking disaster with this administration, they pretend it doesn’t exist. We have a crisis of every sort, and they are trying to ram through a 3.5 trillion boon doggle! THAT tells you just how much they care!

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
8 days ago

Obama created the Iraq fiasco for politics and he created this one for politics, except this one is going backfire spectacularly when the new trade center tower comes down and we obliterate the muslim world.

nemo
nemo
8 days ago

give O’Biden enuf time and he will have the USA in a “shooting war” … he is a real as shole … a coward, leaving arms and Americans for the Taliban …but because he is a Democrat – he can commit Treason … and not face any punishment ….. The USA is Doomed under his leadership….. 🙁

Davidme
Davidme
8 days ago

The Idea of returning our military to Afghanistan at this Late Date and Time would be a risky idea !!! China has already taken over one of the air bases O’Biden left behind for them to use !!!! China is in support of the Taliban!!! So now we have the Taliban and China waiting for us !!!! We Should Never Have Left Afghanistan Without A Proper Military Presence; as we have in South Korea and elsewhere !!!! The Fraudulent, Anti-American and Criminal O’Biden Regime MUST BE HELD LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE !!!!!

john vieira
8 days ago
Reply to  Davidme

The ‘judiciary’ has already capitulated on the ‘election fraud’….who therefore will “hold them legally responsible”???

Robert Smith
Robert Smith
8 days ago
Reply to  john vieira

10+ months later, you really think that is going to happen? Maricopa will be BURIED, the focus will be moved to another LieDen crisis, and the left will refuse to let it gain movement. It will be pushed out another 15-18 months and because of that, it will be far too late, the damage at this rate will be astronomical!
Not to be a Debbie downer, but NOTHING is happening currently! Nobody has been prosecuted for the fraud! I wish Lindell and Powell God’s help when facing dominion and the left appointed judges, which will no doubt NOT be bipartisan! The country is ready for a movement, and I believe the tipping point is nigh!

AZtejas41
AZtejas41
8 days ago

Gee, how long did it take for him to come up with that one? Most of us knew that as soon as he shut down Bagram Airfield. Only major problem is, we have to come up with new uniforms. Oh, they are better armed and will probably get some training in that new equipment we gave them. I’m sorry, that Biden and his State Department gave them. Now who in the federal government supports Islamic activists, AKA Terrorists to the rest of the world.

Robert Smith
Robert Smith
8 days ago

Did they happen to ask Senator Grahamnesty why he keeps VOTING with the democrats to solidify liberal judges appointed by LieDen. They would not have gotten through WITHOUT his vote. He is a freaking sell out and a RINO to the bone.

Ecks Mann
Ecks Mann
8 days ago

If Lindsey said it will happen, don’t worry, very unlikely.


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