During an interview with BBC, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham warned that the United States will have to reinvade Afghanistan after President Joe Biden basically handed the Taliban the keys to the country.
“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.”
Graham then warned that the United States will have to reinvade Afghanistan.
“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 added. “We will be going back into Afghanistan as we went back into Iraq and Syria.”
“Hang on,” host Stephen Sackur interrupted. “You seriously think the United States will once again, in the foreseeable future, put troops back into Afghanistan?”
“We’ll have to,” Graham asserted.
“We’ll have to. We’ll have to. Because the threat will be so large,” Graham said. “It will be a cauldron for radical Islamic behavior.”
Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan has been a total disaster.
The Biden Administration is basically giving up on the stranded Americans in Afghanistan considering the State Department is now admitting that they have no resources to rescue the trapped Americans.
The Daily Wire reports:
Responding to claims that it is blocking flights carrying Americans and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) from leaving Mazar-i-Sharif (MAZ) airport in Afghanistan, the Biden administration’s State Department reportedly admitted that it has few resources available to facilitate the evacuation and that they have no “reliable” information about the trapped flights.
As The Daily Wire noted Sunday, there are conflicting reports as to who is preventing planes carrying individuals rescued by a non-governmental organization (NGO) from taking off from MAZ.
Individuals associated with an organization handling the flights said that the State Department is the only obstacle to the chartered planes leaving the airport, but sources close to the situation told The Daily Wire Sunday that while the State Department is not negotiating landing zones, the Taliban is also making significant demands, effectively creating a “hostage situation” on the ground in Afghanistan.
According to the Washington Free Beacon however, who spoke with a State Department official, the State Department has no resources to help Americans on the ground.
“We do not have personnel on the ground, we do not have air assets in the country, we do not control the airspace—whether over Afghanistan or elsewhere in the region,” the official said. “We understand the concern that many people are feeling as they try to facilitate further charter and other passage out of Afghanistan.”