Now that the Taliban have virtually complete control over an entire country, any reasonable person would have to agree that the United States is much less safe than it was just a year ago.
According to Mediaite, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) seemingly stunned a reporter in a recent interview by suggesting that the U.S. military — at some point — will be forced to return to Afghanistan to deal with what will likely be an out-of-control terrorism problem.
The Republican senator held nothing back as he told BBC host Stephen Sackur the no-nonsense version of what’s unfolding right now and where it will lead us in the future.
“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.
Graham added: “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.”
What the South Carolina senator said next caught Sackur completely off-guard, as Graham dropped a bombshell claim that America and her allies will eventually be forced back into fighting in 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,” Graham said. “We will be going back into Afghanistan as we went back into Iraq and Syria.”
Sackur interrupted Graham, making sure he heard what he just thought he heard. “You seriously think the United States will once again, in the foreseeable future, put troops back into Afghanistan?” Sackur asked of the senator.
Graham insisted that the country will eventually morph back into a “cauldron for radical Islamic behavior,” which will force the West to take action. Let’s hope the senator is wrong, but given the situation unfolding on the ground combined with President Joe Biden’s weak and ineffective leadership, Graham’s prediction is far from a stretch.