Trey Gowdy Says U.S. Will Likely ‘Be Drawn Back Into Conflict’ In Afghanistan

Former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy (R) spoke out this week to say that he believes that the United States will “be drawn back into conflict” in Afghanistan after President Joe Biden withdraws troops this year.

“Trey, Congressman Mike Waltz from Florida, a Green Beret, in Congress made a good point in Lucas’s piece earlier about the Afghanistan military bases there being on the western flank of China and the southern flank of Russia and the eastern flank of Iran, and they won’t be there in case those places are in need or we need to respond to something in one of those countries,” said Fox News host Bret Baier.

Gowdy Sounds Off

“Yes, Bret. I think the congressman was talking hypothetically if there is a conflict over Taiwan. Look, reasonable minds differ on this. It’s a complicated issue,” Gowdy replied. “But Bret, it’s been a long war, but, unfortunately the war is not over. I get that there are people who are tired of fighting it, but it is not over, and it won’t be over in our lifetime.”

“I can tell you having served on the Intelligence Committee, I have no doubt that the United States will be able to gather intelligence even if we withdraw,” he added. “But I do have doubts on whether or not we will be able to act on it. The general referred to an over the horizon force. That’s great, but it’s not as good as an around the corner force. I think we are going to be drug back in to conflict. The question is, how quick can we get there?”

Related: Trey Gowdy Predicts Democrats Will Lose The House Because Of Biden

Katie Pavlich Chimes In

Contributor Katie Pavlich chimed in as well, saying, “I think it’s really important to point out that during the press conference today they made it very clear that although we are taking U.S. troops out of that country, we are still going to be paying, as American taxpayers, for Afghanistan.”

“You talk to Secretary Bob Gates last night and he made that same point. He said when the Russians were propping up the Afghan government, they were successful,” she added. “But as soon as the Soviet Union collapsed, the Taliban essentially gained a lot more control. So the United States taxpayer is still going to be in Afghanistan funding the Afghan government, and they are hoping that they can keep the Taliban at bay.”

Read Next: Trey Gowdy Blasts Chicago Teachers Union: ‘If You Don’t Want to Teach, Go Do Something Else’

This piece was written by James Samson on May 8, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

Read more at LifeZette:
Trump Beats Social Media Giants At Their Own Game
Joy Behar Praises Facebook For Upholding Trump Ban – Meghan McCain Shuts Her Down
Schiff Attacks Trump – Claims Ex-President Is ‘Pathologically’ Continuing To ‘Endanger Our Democracy’


Recent Posts

After Macron Complains About U.S. Climate Policy, Biden Rushes To Appease the EU

It appears that when the rest of the world says "jump" to Joe Biden, his…

21 hours ago

Judge Jeanine and Geraldo Spar Over What Constitutes Free Speech

The void of basic constitutional knowledge is a testament to our terrible education system. Leave…

22 hours ago

WATCH: Are Republicans Capable of Defeating Biden in 2024?

The 2024 presidential race officially kicked off several weeks ago with former President Donald Trump's…

23 hours ago

DeSantis Takes GOP to School on Winning Elections: Florida Showed ‘How Its Done’

As Republicans continue to try to figure out what happened to the red wave on…

23 hours ago

VIDEO: Kevin McCarthy Confronted Heading Into State Dinner Attended By Hunter Biden

A reporter asked aspiring House Speaker Kevin McCarthy how it feels to attend a state…

1 day ago

Americans Are Fed Up With Woke Military Leadership: Poll Shows Less Than 50% Now Trust

I recently hit my one-year military retirement anniversary, which has me ruminating on my past…

1 day ago