Lindsey Graham: Withdrawal From Syria Is An "Obama-Like Mistake"


Following the Trump administration's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham spoke out against the plan, calling it a "colossal" and "huge mistake."

"When Obama pulled out of Iraq we knew exactly what was going to happen. The military told President Obama, if you leave now, the radicals that are still around are going to regenerate. And all the people who helped us in Iraq, a lot of them died. The same thing is going to happen in Syria," Graham said. "Good luck getting somebody to help us fight this war in the future, Iran is going to be really happy, and ISIS is going to get a shot in the arm, and Turkey is licking their chops."

"If you're a Syrian Kurd today is a bad day for you. If you're an American who believes we need to keep the war over there and not here, it is a bad day for you."

"This to me is an Obama-like decision. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think I am," Graham said.

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