US will ‘have to’ reinvade Afghanistan, Lindsey Graham says

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Less than one week after the United States completed its full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Sen. Lindsey Graham said the US will “have to” re-enter the war-torn country in an interview with BBC that aired worldwide on Monday. “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 the world: The Taliban are not reformed, they’re not new,” said Graham (R-SC). “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. “But most importantly, they’re 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.” BBC host Stephen Sackur pushed Graham for clarification, asking if he “seriously” thought the US would re-enter the country after such a chaotic withdrawal. “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.”

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