GOP Senator Lindsey Graham is now predicting that the US will be forced to return to Afghanistan to deal with the terrorist threats will which will inevitably spawn after President Biden’s disastrous withdrawal.
As The Hill reports:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), a leading Republican voice on foreign policy matters, predicted during an interview with the BBC on Monday that the United States “will be going back into Afghanistan” to quell what he predicts will be a growing terrorist threat.
Graham is skeptical of President Biden’s pledge that the threat posed by the Islamic State affiliate based in Afghanistan and other militant groups can be kept in check with an “over the horizon” approach that relies heavily on drone air strikes.
“We will be going back into Afghanistan,” Graham predicted. “We’ll have to because the threat will be so large.”
He warned that Afghanistan will become “a cauldron for radical Islamic behavior,” despite assurances from Taliban leaders that they will not allow the country to become a safe haven for groups such as al Qaeda and ISIS like it was before the 9/11 attacks, which prompted the U.S. to invade 20 years ago.
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