Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) ripped into Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on his official Twitter account after Paul said that he wanted the U.S. to withdraw the military from Afghanistan.
Here's what Graham tweeted:
It appears ‘General’ @RandPaul is at it again. He just called for the immediate withdrawal of all forces from Afgh… https://t.co/yhOZaCSdVg— Lindsey Graham (@Lindsey Graham)1518128742.0
"It appears ‘General’ @RandPaul is at it again," he mocked. "He just called for the immediate withdrawal of all forces from Afghanistan as a way to give the US military a pay raise."
"Fortunately, only ‘General’ Paul – and the Taliban - think that’s a good idea," he added.
"These are serious and dangerous times," he continued in another tweet.
"President [Donald Trump] has chosen to listen and follow sound military advice in taking the gloves off when it comes to fighting radical Islam, particularly in Afghanistan," Graham explained. "I wish Senator Paul would do the same."
These are serious and dangerous times. President @realDonaldTrump has chosen to listen and follow sound military… https://t.co/2PPhyUZyAE— Lindsey Graham (@Lindsey Graham)1518128797.0
"Last time we ignored Afghanistan, we got 9/11," he added in a third tweet.
"Nearly 3000 lives lost and billions of dollars spent because we ignored Afghanistan," he said. "Never again."
Last time we ignored Afghanistan we got 9/11.
Nearly 3000 lives lost and billions of dollars spent because we ignored Afghanistan.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 8, 2018
Paul had just been on Fox News decrying the cost of the war in Afghanistan.
"We just have too much war. The war in Afghanistan is costing us $50 billion a year," he explained. "I could give a raise to every soldier out there we'd just come home from Afghanistan. It's time to come home. There is no military victory there."
Here's Rand Paul's full appearance on Fox News:
.@RandPaul: "We think when Democrats are in charge, the Republicans are the conservative party. The problem is when the Republicans are in charge, there's no conservative party." pic.twitter.com/LwXmzCoIoI
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 8, 2018