Less than a week after the US finalized its troop withdrawal, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told the BBC that America “will be going back to Afghanistan” to deal with terrorist threats.
Graham said the Taliban is “going to give safe haven to al Qaeda, who has ambitions to drive us out of the Mideast writ large and attack us because of our way of life. We will be going back into Afghanistan as we went back into Iraq and Syria.”
“We’ll have to,” Graham said. “We’ll have to because the threat will be so large. It will be a cauldron for radical Islamic behavior.”
Recent polls indicate a lack of public support for sending troops back to Afghanistan.
A Pew Research Center survey showed 54 percent of Americans supported the decision to withdraw. The same study found that 69 percent thought the US failed to achieve its goals in the war-torn nation.