Lindsey Graham says Biden is 'paving the way' for another 9/11 by pulling troops from Afghanistan
LINDSEY Graham accused Joe Biden of "paving the way" for another 9/11 by planning to pull American troops from Afghanistan.
The South Carolina senator claimed that terrorists across the world were "on steroids" after Biden announced he wanted the remaining 2,500 US troops out by the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Graham said Biden is "setting Afghanistan on a path to deteriorate rather quickly and for the enemy, radical Islam, to reconstitute.
"It can all be avoided with a minimal commitment compared to the past."
He added that, "Every terrorist camp in the world is on steroids today because in their world they beat us. In their world, they drove us out."
Biden announced on Wednesday that the withdrawal of the remaining US troops in Afghanistan would begin on May 1, 2021, and continue through September.
"I am now the fourth American president to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan," Biden said during a press conference.
"Two Republicans. Two Democrats. I will not pass this responsibility to a fifth. It is time to end America’s longest war. It is time for American troops to come home."
Biden went on to say that the troops would be removed "responsibly, deliberately, and safely."
He said that it was becoming increasingly unclear why the US is still in Afghanistan.
"War in Afghanistan was never meant to be a multigenerational undertaking. We were attacked. We went to war with clear goals. We achieved those objectives," he concluded, before leaving the podium.
"Bin Laden is dead and al-Qaeda is degraded … and it’s time to end the forever war."
Graham, however, has a staunchly different opinion – and slammed Biden's foreign policy thus far as "completely incompetent and destabilizing."
In an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday, Graham added that he believes, "Afghanistan is going to deteriorate pretty rapidly. Al Qaeda and ISIS are going to come back."
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