Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) offered harsh criticism for President Joe Biden’s adherence to the Taliban’s Aug. 31 deadline for pulling all American troops out of Afghanistan.
According to Fox News the Republican lawmaker didn’t pull any punches when laying out the president’s mistakes when dealing with the foreign terrorist organization.
“I don’t think he’s going to get away with it politically. I think there will be an uprising at home,” Graham said during his interview on Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
“It’s the most dishonorable thing a commander-in-chief has done in modern times. What he’s said today, he’s going to leave the August 31 deadline because the Taliban told him he had to get out.
Graham, was responding to the violent backlash to the American troop removal from the tumultuous country that has led to a furious scramble to get Americans and other innocents out of the country.
“There’s no way in hell we are going to get all American citizens out. We are going to leave thousands of Afghans who fought along our side behind, and we’re setting the table for the rise of al Qaeda and ISIS to attack us down the road,” Graham said.
In addition to the potential individual harm that could come to Americans or American sympathizers in the country when U.S. troops are gone, the international impact is also potentially devastating.
“The ISIS fighters have doubled in the last ten days,” the South Carolina lawmaker went on. “The jailbreak led to thousands of ISIS fighters in jail now on the battlefield. So I’m telling you, it is over.”
Graham ended his comments with a scathing reproach for the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces: “President Biden has signed the death warrant for thousands of Afghans who helped us. He is washing his hands of Afghanistan.”