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Graham, in Break with POTUS, Pushes for Continued Military Intervention Overseas

What message is Lindsey Graham sending here, exactly?



Lindsey Graham

In the wake of President Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Syria, there has been an unexpected and vitriolic pushback that few could have seen coming.

As a nation, we were founded on the principle of non-interventionism and being certain that the best interests of the nation were at the top of our list of priorities.  As time progressed we have undoubtedly lost our way in that regard, having assumed the role of “world police” in the aftermath of World War II.

Of course, having the most potent military on the planet certainly hasn’t hurt us, in that regard.

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Now that Trump is pulling us out of Syria, however, we have seen near-pandemonium in certain Washington circles.

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First, there was the resignation of James Mattis from his post at the Department of Defense, and now, this:

Wednesday CNN aired an interview with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) during his Christmas trip to Afghanistan.

Graham said, “I cannot stress enough to the people back home that this is yet another Christmas that the soldiers are in Afghanistan. And the reason they are here is so you can enjoy your Christmas. They all know what would happen to this place if we left too soon. It would be an absolute disaster and the biggest winners are the people who do not have our best interest at heart.”

He continued, “You are going to fight this war with radical Islam whether you want to or not. The question is in whose backyard? I choose the terrorists’ backyard versus America’s backyard. I choose to do it with partners. The Afghans have been good partners. If you pull the plug here you will never have a partner anywhere else.”

It is unknown whether or not Graham meant this is a subtle diss against presidential policy, pontificating as many other have about the impact of leaving Syria to fend off what remains of ISIS alone.

The President has discussed ending US intervention in Afghanistan in recent days, mulling the idea over publicly via Twitter.


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