Sen. Lindsey Graham warned President Trump Tuesday morning on "Fox & Friends" that if he follows through with his stated objective of ending the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, "there will be another 9/11."
"You may be tired of fighting radical Islam, but they're not tired of fighting you," Graham warned.
"You might get a peace deal with the Taliban, the president has put the hurting on the Taliban. They have about 30% of the country, 20% of the public agrees with them in Afghanistan -- 80% do not want to go back to the good old days where you kill people in soccer stadiums for sport and young girls can not ever go to school, so you might end the war with the Taliban, but the al Qaeda is alive and well in Afghanistan, ISIS is stronger today than they've ever been in Afghanistan," he said.
"They will hit us if we leave," Graham warned. "I’m telling the president, I applaud you for trying to lower the cost. You’ve done a good job of putting hurting on the Taliban. You can’t trust the Taliban to take care of ISIS and Al Qaeda. There is no substitute for American forces in Afghanistan to protect the American homeland from radical Islam. There will be another 9/11 if we pull the plug. If you don’t believe me, ask the generals in the intelligence community."