Skip to comments.Lindsey Graham says Trump's Syria statements emboldened ISIS
Posted on 01/16/2019 3:25:18 PM PST by Innovative
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that he is concerned President Donald Trump's statements about Syria have emboldened ISIS and called on the President to rethink his decision to withdraw US troops from the country after the terror group claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed US service members in the city of Manbij.
Graham, who was a harsh critic of Trump's plans to bring home US troops from Syria when the decision was announced last month, interrupted the confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee William Barr to weigh in on the attack.
"My concern, by the statements made by President Trump, is that you set in motion enthusiasm by the enemy we're fighting. You make people we're trying to help wonder about us. And as they get bolder, the people we're trying to help are going to get more uncertain. I saw this in Iraq. And I'm now seeing it in Syria," he said.
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Bush League Republicans MUST become extinct before the Republic does.
I’m inclined to agree, although it has to be said that the announcement of the withdrawal has also made ISIS stupid. The smart thing to do would be to strike *after* the withdrawal of US forces. By striking now, it has probably forced Trump to halt the withdrawal, lest the departure be perceived as a move borne of weakness.
Seriously..oh like ISIS, they are so sweet and cuddly they wouldn’t have attacked AMERICANS no matter what..yeah ISIS they love us
Now, by saying Trump is emboldening ISIS, YOU’RE emboldening ISIS if anyone is, Lindsey. STHU.
He wanders on. He wanders off.
How about ENABLED ISIS???? Like you and your traitor buddy McQueeg did.
This is the "movie made the muzzies go mad and kill 4 men in Benghazi" story all over again.
He’s as fake as the day is long.
If Graham has an issue with what trump is doing, he should call him on the phone, not grandstand in front of the media.
No more endless, meaningless wars. Not another drop of American blood shed on foreign land if it cannot be justified.
There are probably as many ISIS suicide bombers located in the United States as are in Syria, what with our open southern border.
ISIS terrorists are lurking all over the Western world and will be doing there sneak murders and the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria has nothing to do with it.
We will run out of men & money before they run out of chaotic hellholes to hide in. We are now 4 trillion $ poorer & 4000 men dead & according to the Drudge Report they came within a hairs breath of taking out the White House. According to border ranchers there are Muslim prayer blankets everywhere along the border. If you listen to Bin Laden his strategy was not to destroy America with terror attacks which he knew was impossible but to run us ragged & bankrupt us by making us chase them from pillar to post. Secure the border & come up with a new strategy. Western Europe is becoming a bigger terror hotbed than the Middle East. What are we going to do next invade France.
One step forward, two steps back.
Trump is wrong and this one and he also stated his intentions of pulling out when he stated during his campaign to he’d never discuss or announce war plans. Mattis was an outstanding Sec Def. He’s a huge loss.
Recently a large number of Iranians were caught sneaking into England by boat from France. I guess we will invade England next.
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