Former South Carolina MP Trey Gowdy (R) said this week he believes the United States is "entering conflict again" in Afghanistan after President Joe Biden withdrew troops earlier this year.
"Trey, Congressman Mike Waltz from Florida, a green beret, made a good point in Congress in Lucas' article earlier about the Afghan military bases on the western flank of China and the southern flank of Russia and the eastern flank of Iran. They are not going there be when these places are in need or we have to respond to something in one of these countries, "said Fox News presenter Bret Baier.
“Yes, Bret. I think the congressman has spoken hypothetically when there is a conflict over Taiwan. Look, sensible minds are different in this regard. It's a complicated problem, ”Gowdy replied. "But Bret, it was a long war, but unfortunately the war is not over yet. I understand that there are people who are tired of fighting it, but it is not over yet and it will not be over in our lives . "
"I can tell you that after serving on the Intelligence Committee, the United States will be able to gather information even if we back out," he added. “But I have doubts whether we can react or not. The general was referring to an over-the-horizon force. That's great, but not as good as a force around the corner. I think we will get into conflict again. The question is how fast can we get there. "
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Katie Pavlich rings in
Staff member Katie Pavlich joined in, saying, “I think it's really important to point out that you made it very clear during today's press conference that even though we are pulling US troops out of this country, we will still be paying . as an American taxpayer for Afghanistan. "
“You spoke to Secretary Bob Gates last night, and he said that too. He said that when the Russians backed the Afghan government they were successful, ”she added. “But as soon as the Soviet Union collapsed, the Taliban gained a lot more control. So the United States taxpayer will continue to be in Afghanistan to fund the Afghan government, and they hope they can keep the Taliban in check. "
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This piece was written by James Samson on May 8th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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