Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina praised president Donald Trump’s plan to ramp up hostilities in Afghanistan, chiding Senator Rand Paul in the process.
“I’m proud. I’m relieved. I’m proud of the fact that President Trump made a national security decision, not a political decision. … I’m relieved he did not take the advice to withdraw, which would have been disastrous or create a mercenary army.”
Graham questioned the patriotism of dissenters, suggesting that they’d be responsible for a new 9/11 if another attack occurred. He attacked Paul, arguing that the Kentucky senator’s policies have “been wrong about everything in this war. It’s that kind of thinking that got us into 9/11.”