US senator Lindsey Graham, a prominent member of the Republican Party, stated on Tuesday, August 16, that the premature pullout from Afghanistan by US President Joe Biden may lead to another attack on American soil and its allies. “We have not ended any war at all,” he said. “We started a new one.”
The US official stated that “Al-Qaeda training camps are emerging in Afghanistan as I speak … We’re repeating history and it was all avoidable.”
This senior US Congressman continued by saying that the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and the Khorasan branch of ISIS all share one thing in common, and that is they all are “radical Islamists.”
“It’s just a matter of time before terrorism in Afghanistan migrates to America and the likely path would be a broken southern border,” said Lindsey Graham in reference to the hasty withdrawal of US-led foreign forces from Afghanistan.
Joe Biden, the vice president of the US, has consistently defended the US military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan saying Donald Trump was president when the Doha agreement was struck, which called for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan even before August 2021.
This comes after the chief of al-Qaeda was killed in a US drone strike in the Afghan capital, raising numerous concerns about the Taliban’s commitment to upholding the Doha agreement and what the al-Qaeda leader did in Afghanistan.