Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that President Joe Biden 's plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan would be 'paving the way for another 9/11 ' on Tuesday, calling his foreign policy decisions 'completely incompetent and destabilizing.'
Hannity. The senator's remarks came hours after a senior Biden administration official confirmed that the president would be announcing on Wednesday the withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan.The withdrawal is set to begin on May 1 and conclude by September 11, the 20-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the U.S. that led to the invasion of Afghanistan.
"To all of you who are listening, you remember where you were at on September 11, 2001," Graham said."Our military told President Biden that if you withdraw all of our forces, Al Qaeda and ISIS will come roaring back, Afghanistan will disintegrate into civil war. And we can avoid all of that by having 3,000-5,000 American forces making sure that ISIS and Al Qaeda never come back to hurt us. He rejected that advice."
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) speaks during a press conference in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2021.Win McNamee/Getty"Afghanistan is going to deteriorate pretty rapidly, Al Qaeda and ISIS are going to come back," added Graham."He's paving the way for another 9/11. I think Joe Biden on foreign policy has been completely incompetent and destabilizing." headtopics.com
In a statement issued shortly before hisHannityappearance, Graham called reports of the complete Afghanistan troop withdrawal"dumber than dirt and devilishly dangerous," arguing that Biden had"canceled an insurance policy against another 9/11."
The Biden administration is expected to begin withdrawing troops on the same day that former PresidentDonald Trumphad set as the deadline for the total withdrawal of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. About 2,500 U.S. troops remain in the country following reductions in forces initiated by Trump.
While Graham was known as an ardent supporter of Trump on most issues throughout his presidency, he was one of manyRepublicansthat did not support the former president's plans to withdraw all U.S. troops."President Trump kept a residual force, but he did set a hard withdrawal date, which I thought was very bad, ill-conceived policy," Graham said.Read more: Newsweek »
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Didn't 9/11 happen when Bush, a Republican, was in office? Sit down and be quiet, Lindsey. LindseyGrahamSC Doesn’t have any credibility. Shut it Linds!! I really don't care what Lindsey has to say. Do you? The Republicans were in charge at that time? Like LindseyGrahamSC paved the way for his own Sept 11, January 6th?
Lindsey Graham should be embarrassed LindseyGrahamSC gee old Lindseed, a rather bad analogy. Every time you fuck up daily should we say you are paving the way for another Holocaust? You are fucking unbelievable. What did Lindsay graham say about trump when he paved the way to the Jan 6th insurrection? Oh! He made a mistake!!!!!! The world will always remember when criminal trump final came out and addressed his mob. “Go home now, we love you, you are special”
Lindsay looks hung over as usual. And Trump wasn't with exactly the same policy? Your credibility is now less than zero after kissing up to the Big Orange Lie Machine, Lindsey. Time to rejoin a world based on facts and evidence.
September 11ths way was paved for 50 years prior to. It’s blowback for 50 years of CIA meddling, coups and sanctions. Continued imperialism led the way, and that’s what Lindsay Graham wants to continue. By not selling America to other countries like the previous administration LindseyGrahamSC Graham is stupid
It was fine when Trump was withdrawing troops though. Amaeba Graham has talked more nonsense since accompanied Trump. NO! We had September 11 because Rice and GW Bush were arrogant (or lied) and didn’t listen to the warnings given to them by the intelligence. The chatter listed what Al Qaeda was planning, Bush did nothing except throw the Middle East into chaos which started ISIS. Never again!
Don`t these congressmen have a job to do, instead of going in front of the cameras and commenting on anything that comes to President Biden`s attention and actions. feckingfearmonger If trump didn’t accomplish that I doubt it. But then we did have a Jan. 6th that Trump and Lindsey supported. Don’t support a foreign adversary traitor Lindsay.
Well that settles it. If Lindsey Graham thinks it's a bad idea, it has to be a good idea.
What are YOU doing to ensure this does not happen? Stop bumping your gums and get to work! Oh please Lindsey..we all know a 9/11 attack could happen at any time because of what Republicans have done to weaken this country during the Trump reign of terror by starting a civil & cultural war, not to mention trying overthrow our own govt. unbelievable, hypocrites liars
booze Only this time we’ll invade Saudi Arabia? Er... Capitol..... Absolutely, he has opened borders to every criminal. Lindsey represents the people of South Carolina's values. He lives in the closet, cuddles with fascists and whines like an old lady when he doesn't get what she wants. People of South Carolina, Lindsey is you! You voted for him. What's wrong with you!
FACT: The majority of fugitives who have been on the FBI's most wanted list since January 6, 2021 are also members of Donald Trump's voting base. WTF is wrong with MadamGraham LindseyGrahamSC
And is LindseyGraham paving the way for another January6th? Is it being planned by you LindseyGrahamSC ? Lindsey says and does anything depending on the direction of the wind. Maybe all concerned are better off taking his noise as such, wind, hot air escaping. That’s what he is full of. Trump was 9/11 for Lindsey Grahams credibility
LindseyGrahamSC Trump paved the way for the Terrorist Attack on the US Capital but you don't give a shit. Will he just never be quiet? How would this Goose even know! I thought right wingers wanted us out of Afghanistan Would be a nice death toll compared to what Trump paved the way for last year The Emmy Award for Hypocrite of the Year goes to Lindsey Graham...again. Hell, might as well just name it the Lindsey Graham Award. ladyg GOP
This guy is pathetic. Why you worried about 9/11, and you didn't do anything about the Jan. 6, Capitol insurrection. It’s almost as if Graham wants another 9/11. It’s amazing that actually gives these loons any press the more insane crap they spew He's such a bullshit artist now...always been an ass. This from the party that has fostered the nations single greatest national security threat, violent extremist groups (primarily white supremacists) by continual lies, for their own self interest, including an fueling an insurrection that killed 5 and injured 140.
DID ANYONE KNOW THAT SENATOR GRAHAM DISAPPROVED OF ANY TRUMP ADMINISTRATION POLICY? Although a Trump vassal, senator Graham used to be more coherent. His saying that bedcause of Afghan troops withdrawal another 9/11 is on its way is absurd and an isult to the memory of those victimized on that day. WTF!
GOP live on a steady diet of lies and fearmongering Not sure what Lindsey is complaining about. September 11 led America to war which was good for defense contractors, and if the last year has taught us anything it is that Graham and company will happily sacrifice American lives for profit.
Get Back In The Closet You Little B---h! Makes sense. If it weren’t for Biden, we’d skip from Sep 10 straight to September 12. If the last President had accomplished the same think Lindsey Graham wouldn’t have said a thing. Unless he took his cock out of his mouth. Then he would have said, great accomplishment dear leader.
No more listening to war mongering If we couldn’t reach a peace treaty with the Taliban ten years ago when we had 100,000 troops in Afghanistan, what makes us think we’re going to reach one now with 3-5,000 of our troops there as convenient targets. Osama bin Laden’s dead. And how can we trust the Taliban?
LindseyGrahamSC is a total fucktard... true Trump made everyday 9/11 only homeless vet , people Colored ,the old and sick.... So really ? What a terrible thing to even consider. No, but Lindsey is helping to set up a repeat of January 6th.
What did TrumpTrainConductor say when his master's date was set for May 1st? Afghanistan FormerGuy LindseyGraham So Joe Biden is leaving the next administration with a dossier that details intelligence strongly suggesting method of attack & possible targets that will then be ignored?