Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina did not mince words when he made an appearance on Newsmax and commented that President Joe Biden’s unconditional withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan was a failure “trifecta from hell.”
“There’s only one option available to America: Fight the war in the enemy’s backyard, and not ours, partner with people who are willing to fight with you,” Graham went on to say Monday during an interview on “Eric Bolling: The Balance.”
“Joe Biden has put America at risk. He’s doomed tens of thousands of people to a terrible death. There’s one person to blame here above all others. That’s President Biden,” the senator continued.
Graham got a little angry when show host Eric Bolling showed a video clip from CNN of a radical jihadist vowing not to back down from spreading radical Islamic rule across the world.
“When you hear of [the] Taliban, think of al-Qaida. When you hear al-Qaida, think of 9/11,” Graham went on to tell Bolling, going on to add the Taliban can’t be trusted to keep terrorists from rising up in Afghanistan and launching yet another jihad on the U.S. down the road.
“It was all avoidable. There’s nobody to blame. Trump had a conditions-based withdrawal. Joe Biden turned down sound military advice yet again, and what you see is what you see,” Graham said.
Most egregious in the Taliban takeover, Graham added, was the release of “homicidal” maniacs determined to kill in the name of their radical version of Islam.
“By releasing these prisoners, you’ve let out thousands of hard jihadists — some foreign fighters — who will not only secure Afghanistan under medieval conditions, they will be coming after us,” Graham stated.
The saving grace for the United States is that Afghans do not trust their new Taliban leaders and will potentially rise up against them.
“The Taliban are hated by the Afghan people,” Graham said during the end of the interview. “There’s going to be pushback, and we need to empower that pushback.”
“Here’s the good news: Most people in Afghanistan are not buying this. We need to help them because it helps us. If you leave these people alone and let them gather up, we’ll get hit with another 9/11,” Graham added.