Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has no patience for the advice being given by Obama administration officials about the situation in Syria.
As IJR previously reported, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice — who served throughout President Barack Obama‘s second term — called out President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria.
She argued that the decision put the United States’ Kurdish allies at risk and could lead to the escape of up to 10,000 ISIS fighters being detained in the area.
“We’re talking about impeachment,” said Rice during her interview on “The View.” “I don’t know what is more dangerous than allowing terrorists to come at us at their will. That’s what this is. That’s as dangerous as the other stuff that we’re talking about.”
During an interview on Fox News, Graham told host Brian Kilmeade that he’s tired of hearing from Obama administration officials on the matter — even though he disagrees with Trump’s decision, too.
Watch Graham’s remarks below:
“It’d be like asking a Sumo wrestler how to lose weight. The last group of people I would go to to get advice about how to deal with radical Islam is the Obama administration. What President Trump seems not to get, that radical Islam is not tired of fighting us — even though you’re tired of fighting them. […] Mr. President, stop this while you still can.”
Graham claimed that the Obama administration’s decision to pullout of Iraq led to the birth of ISIS. He fears that this sudden pullout in Syria will do the same.
“Here’s what will happen if we leave the Middle East. Our friends in Israel will be in a world hurt. Certain areas will fall into the hands of radical Islam. They will plot from there to hit us here — just like they did from Raqqa. Look at the attacks that were generated out of Raqqa, Syria, against European cities. That will happen to us. Look at the number of inspired ISIS — ISIS-inspired — attacks here. If they come back and they’re seen as winners again, every radical Islamist in the world is going to be on steroids.”
For now, it is unclear what will happen in the region. Trump seems sold on his decision to keep troops out of the region. Graham, on the other hand, is planning to hit Turkey with “sanctions from hell.”